Twilight Snow at Mount Hira (Hira bosetsu), second state, from the series Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei no uchi)

「近江八景之内 比良暮雪」

Japanese
Edo period
earlier 1760s (Horeki 9~)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #034; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #65.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 163

Dimensions

Hosoban; 31.1 x 14 cm (12 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4583

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series is known in four states:
1) mizu-e (color only, no key block), signed, publisher Iwatoya
MFA impressions: 06.1197 (Awazu), 21.4581 (Karasaki)
2) with key block added, signed, publisher Iwatoya
MFA impressions: 21.4588 (Awazu), 21.4586 (Seta), 21.4585 (Mii), 21.4582 (Karasaki), 21.4583 (Hira), 21.4584 (Ishiyama)
3) with a new key block, unsigned, publisher Okumura
MFA impressions: 21.4587 (Yabase), 21.4589 (Katada)
4) same as 3 but in ink only

Inscription

Poem: Yuki haruru/ Hira no takane no/ yûgure wa/ hana no sakari ni/ suguru haru kana

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection