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Gi (Righteousness), from the series Gojō (The Five Confucian Virtues)

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Suzuki Harunobu, Gi (Righteousness), from the series Gojō (The Five Confucian Virtues), 1767, color woodblock print with embossing on paper; chūban nishiki-e, Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer, public domain, 35.39

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Title

Gi (Righteousness), from the series Gojō (The Five Confucian Virtues)

Related Titles

series (original language): 五常

series (translated): The Five Confucian Virtues

series (transliterated): Gojō

Artist

Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725?-1770)

Date

1767

Medium

color woodblock print with embossing on paper; chūban nishiki-e

State

first state

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba 2002, 166

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 10 7/8 in x 8 1/16 in; sheet: 11 3/8 in x 8 1/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: jun-yoku [or jun-sui; see notes] // Fukagawa Shinna 順翠 // 深川親和 (in accordance with what is next [perhaps several puns intended here; see notes] // Fukagawa Shinna [aka Mitsui Shinna, 1700-1782, a popular calligrapher in Edo]), printed, upper left [on gaku calligraphy board] Language: Japanese

signature: Suzuki Harunobu ga 鈴木春信画 (picture [by] Suzuki Harunobu), printed, center left Language: Japanese

title; inscription: Gi / Nanigoto mo mi o herikudari ri o wakachi // itsuwari naki o gi to wa iubeki 義 / 何事も身をへりくだり理をわかち // いつわりなきを義とハいふべき (Rectitude: In all things to be humble, discern the path of reason, and abstain from falsehood--this is what we call rectitude), printed within rectangular cartouche, upper right Language: Japanese

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Bequest of Winslow B. Ayer

Accession Number

35.39

Copyright

public domain

Terms

brothels

chuban

embossing

Japanese woodblock prints

kabuki

nishiki-e

prostitutes

relief printing

relief prints

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