Decorum (Rei), from the series The Five Virtues (Gojô)

五常 「礼」

Japanese
Edo period
1767 (Meiwa 4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #96; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #187; Chiba 2002, #167 (this impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #290.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 250

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 20.8 cm (10 7/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

42.564

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka, Japan, April 24, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.464, 21.4975, 28.190, 42.564

Inscription

Poem: Kimi o omoi/ oya ni kô ari/ ikari naku/ reigi o tsukusu/ hito zo tanoshiki

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Markings

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

1942, gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1942)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich