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

松千歳の契り

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #390; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #299, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 489; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #499

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 21.2 cm (11 1/4 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.352

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

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter