The Fourth Month (Uzuki), from the series Popular Customs and the Poetic Immortals in the Four Seasons (Fûzoku shiki kasen)

「風俗四季歌仙 卯月」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #327; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #320.12.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 463; Yoshida, Harunobu zenshû (1942), #504

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.8 x 21 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4395

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4395, 28.192, 34.353

Inscription

Poem: Hito mo toe/ saku ya uzuki no/ hana-zakari/ kochô ni nitaru/ yado no kakine wo

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#546); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection