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

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #81; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #328; Chiba 2002, #182 (this impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #320.12.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 464

Dimensions

Vertical chuban; 28.4 x 21 cm (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

34.353

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

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter