Poem by Sanjô no in Onna Kurôdo Sakon, from an untitled series of Thirty-six Poetic Immortals (Sanjûrokkasen)

三十六歌仙 「三条院女蔵人左近」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #213; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #296.28.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 262; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 97, #157

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.4 x 21 cm (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4471

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 31 in the series.

MFA impressions: 21.4471, 54.352

Inscription

Poem by Sakon: Iwahashi no/ yoru no chigiri mo/ taenubeshi/ akuru wabishiki/ Katsuragi no kami

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Ito; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection