Praying for Rain (Amagoi), from the series Fashionable Seven Komachi (Fûryû nana Komachi)

「風流七小町 雨乞」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1772–73 (Meiwa 9–An'ei 2)
Artist Shiba Kôkan (Suzuki Harushige) (Japanese, 1747–1818), Forgery of Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #608; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 593; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #62

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.7 x 21.8 cm (11 5/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4474

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.473, 21.4474

Inscription

Poem: Kotowari ya/ hi no moto nareba/ teri mo sen/ saritote wa mata/ ame ga shita to wa

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

August 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#435); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection