The Ninth Month (Kugatsu), from an untitled series of Twelve Months

十二ヶ月 (年中行事の内) 九月 砧

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #503; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #259.5, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 536; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #592

Dimensions

Left half of half-hosoban; 14.7 x 8.2 cm (5 13/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4521

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.20125 (uncut), 21.4521 (left half), 21.4522 (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