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

「風俗四季歌仙 卯月」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #329; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #320.12.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 465

Dimensions

Vertical chuban; 27.2 x 20.5 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.192

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4395, 28.192, 34.353

Inscription

Poem: Hito mo toe/ saku ya uzuki no/ hana-zakari/ kochô ni nitaru/ yado no kakine o

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Markings

Collector's seal: Hayashi Tadamasa

Provenance

1928, bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates to the MFA. (Accession date: March 1,1928)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates