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

「風俗四季歌仙」 十二月

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769 (Meiwa 6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #334; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #320.9, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 328

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.9 x 20.9 cm (11 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4465

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Ato tsukenu/ hodo wo mo misen/ niwa no yuki/ hito mo tou made/ kiezu mo aranan

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#506); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection