The Jewel River of Plovers, a Famous Place in Mutsu Province (Chidori no Tamagawa, Mutsu meisho), from an untitled series of Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa)

六玉川 「千鳥の玉川 陸奥名所」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #169; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #344.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 36; Yoshida, Harunobu zenshû (1942), #117

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.2 x 20.9 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4416

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1118, 21.4416

Inscription

Poem by Nôin Hôshi: Yû sareba/ shiokaze koshite/ Michinoku no/ Noda no Tamagawa/ chidori naku nari

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; April 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection