The Third Month, from the series Twelve Months in the South (Minami jûni kô)

「美南見十二候」 三月 飛鳥山の花見

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0625, and pl. LVIII; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #12.1; Ukiyo-e shûka 5 (1980), pls. 48-9; Chiba, Torii Kiyonaga (2007), pl. 101

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 25.8 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13951

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete diptych.
MFA impressions: 11.13951 (right sheet only), 21.7423-4 (complete diptych)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga (on each sheet)

清長画

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection