The Pine Tree Is a Pledge of a Thousand Years (Matsu wa senzai no chigiri)

「松契千歳」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #389; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #299, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 349; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #499

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.2 x 21.5 cm (11 1/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4447

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4447, 34.352

Inscription

Poem: Utsushiuete/ shimeyû yado no/ hime komatsu/ iku chiyo fubeki/ kozue naruran

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co., Boston; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection