Poem by Chôsui, from the series Fashionable Versions of Ink in Five Colors (Fûryû goshiki-zumi)

風流五色墨 「長水」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #321; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #324.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 141; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 107, #175

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.1 x 20.5 cm (11 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4441

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions of prints in the series: 21.8179 (title page), 21.4441 (Chôsui), 11.19452 (Sôzui), 21.4972 (Shiseki), 21.4440 and 11.22149 (Somaru)

Inscription

Poem by Chôsui: Kôbai ni/ aoku yokotau/ kakehi kana
Chinese poem on screen: Hyakka-ô no kairai narite/shokuraku no aida ni kyomo nari

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

May 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright (lot 149); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection