Wisteria: Nokaze of the Matsuzakaya in the Southern Direction (Minami no kata Matsuzakaya uchi Nokaze, fuji), from the series Beauties of the Floating World Associated with Flowers (Ukiyo bijin yosebana)

「浮世美人寄花 南の方 松坂屋内野風 藤」

Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #110; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #479; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #37; Chiba 2002, #252 (this impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #262.4, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 523


Vertical chûban; 28.6 x 20.4 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Fukuoka City Museum, Japan, July 7, 2018 – August 26, 2018


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.19504, 11.19507


Poem: Kimi ga yo no/ matsu ni kakareru/ fuji nareba/ chitabi sakubeki/ hana ka to zo omou


Suzuki Harunobu ga


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection