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

「風俗四季歌仙 弥生」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #333; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #320.4, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 468

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.9 x 20.4 cm (11 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4468

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Kyô to ieba/ iwama ni yodomu/ sakazuki o/ matanu sora sae/ hana ni yôran

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection