Exhibitions/ Art Object

六玉川 「千鳥の玉川 陸奥名所」
“The Jewel River of Plovers, a Famous Place in Mutsu Province,” from the series Six Jewel Rivers (Mu Tamagawa: Chidori no Tamagawa, Mutsu meisho)

Artist:
Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
probably 1766
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 7/8 x 8 in. (27.6 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2444
Not on view
Yū sareba
shiokaze koshite
Michinoku no
Noda no Tamagawa

Evening descends
as winds from the sea
blow across Jewel River
of Noda in Michinoku
where flocks of plovers cry.

[Signed] Priest Nōin (998–1050)

—Trans. John T. Carpenter
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds in the Art of Japan," February 2, 2013–July 28, 2013.

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