The New Pillow and the First Blossoming of the Plum (Nii-makura, hatsu kaibai), from the series On Flowers of the Fashionable Floating World (Fûryû ukiyo hana ni yosu)

「風流浮世寄花 新枕 初開梅」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #485; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 326

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.6 x 21.8 cm (11 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4509

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No other impression is known.

Inscription

Poem: Sode fureba/ iro made utsure/ kurenai no/ hatsuhana some ni/ sakeru umegae

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#616); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection