The Third Month (Yayoi), from an untitled series of Twelve Months

十二月 「弥生」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1765–69 (Meiwa 2–7)
Artist Komai Yoshinobu (Japanese, active about 1765–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #671; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 461

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.1 x 19.6 cm (10 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.1502

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Sakura saku/ isami yoki kana/ kaburo-hina/ kurabete miyo to/ egao shiorashi

Signed

Komai Yoshinobu ga
駒井美信画

Provenance

1954, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Langenbach to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Langenbach in memory of Charles Hovey Pepper