The Third Month (Sangatsu), from the series Popular Customs and the Poetic Immortals in the Four Seasons (Fûzoku shiki kasen)

「風月四季歌仙 三月」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #326; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #320.11, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 327

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.6 x 21.7 cm (11 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4396

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Kokimaze ni/ iro wo tsukushite/ yoru kai wa/ nishiki no ura to/ miyuru narikeri

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