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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Suzuki Kiitsu 鈴木其一, Japanese (Omi Province 1796 - 1858)
Fans of the Twelve Months
Work Type
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Edo period, 1615-1868
Persistent Link
Level 2, Room 2600, East Asian Art, East Asian Painting and Decorative Arts
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Physical Descriptions
Twelve fans, mounted on board; ink and color on paper
painting proper, max.: H. 14.2 × W. 44 cm (5 9/16 × 17 5/16 in.)
overall with mount: H. 36.5 × W. 65.8 cm (14 3/8 × 25 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • signature: 10 fans: 菁々其一 [Seisei Kiitsu]
  • seal: square, relief : 祝琳 [Shukurin]

  • seal: round, relief: 其一 [Kiitsu]
  • seal: square, relief : 元長 [Genchō]
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Promised gift of Robert S. and Betsy G. Feinberg
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Murashige Yasushi, Rinpa [Rimpa Painting] vol. I, Shikosha Publishing Co. (Kyoto, Japan, 1989), pp. 100-101

Suntory Museum of Art, Himeji City Museum of Art, and Hosomi Art Museum, ed., Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School, exh. cat., Yomiuri Shinbunsha (Tokyo, 2016-2017), pp. 178-179 and p. 299, cat. 131

Exhibition History

Celebrated Four Seasons: An Aspect of Japanese Paintings from the 16th to 19th Centuries, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, 04/27/1996 - 06/09/1998

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/29/2021 - 07/17/2022

Suzuki Kiitsu: Standard-bearer of the Edo Rimpa School, Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo, 09/10/2016 - 10/30/2016; Himeji City Museum of Art, 11/12/2016 - 12/25/2016; Hosomi Art Museum, Kyoto, 01/03/2017 - 02/19/2017

Painting Edo: Japanese Art from the Feinberg Collection, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/14/2020 - 06/06/2021

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