Strolling Singers on the First Day of the Twelfth Month (Jûnigatsu tsuitachi sekizoro no tei), from an untitled series of Customs of the Twelve Months

十二ヶ月 「十二月朔日せきそろのてい」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1711–16 (Shôtoku era)
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764), Publisher Sudô Gonbei (Yamaguchiya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Shibui, "Masanobu no sumi-e," Ukiyo-e no kenkyû VI.3 (March 1929), #N (only N-6 is illustrated)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 37.1 cm (10 11/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.845.12

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series of 12 prints, plus a handwritten colopbhon by former owner Ôta Nanpo (1749–1823), all mounted as a handscroll: 06.845.1 to 06.845.13.

Signed

Yamato eshi Okumura Masanobu zu

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Ôta Nanpo (1749–1823). Purchased by Denman Waldo Ross from Mr. Prang 1905. March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection