The Fifth Month, from the series Twelve Months in the South (Minami jûni kô)

「美南見十二候」 五月 物詣

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0627; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #12.3, and pls. 36-7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.1 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5607

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 21.5607 (left), 21.5629 (right); no virtual record
MFA impressions:
left sheet: 11.13944, 21.5607
right sheet: 11.30358, 21.5629

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)
清長画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection