Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 7 13/16 in. (19.8 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Not on view
Irises bloom in the fifth month of the year, during the rainy season known as samidare, when the rain falls gently and continuously. This print portrays women viewing irises, which symbolize a romantic mood associated with classical literature.
Signature: Harunobu ga
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
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