Rains of the Fifth Month (Samidare), from the series Popular Customs and the Poetic Immortals in the Four Seasons (Fûzoku shiki kasen)

「風俗四季歌仙 五月雨」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #330; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #320.13, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 466

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.6 x 20.2 cm (10 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4464

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Furisusabu/ todae wa aredo/ samidare no/ kumo wa harema mo/ mienu sora kana

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection