The Eighth Month (Hachigatsu), from an untitled series of Twelve Months

十二ヶ月 (年中行事の内) 八月 月見

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #500; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #259.4, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 533

Dimensions

Left half of half-hosoban; 14.5 x 8.6 cm (5 11/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4519

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20199 (uncut), 21.4519 (left half), 21.4520 (right half)

Signed

(this picture unsigned)

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection