Actors Enjoying the Evening Cool, from right: Ichikawa Sanshô (Danjûrô VII), Iwai Shijaku (Hanshirô V), Bandô Shûka (Mitsugorô III), Segawa Rokô (Kikunojô V), Onoe Baikô (Kikugorô III)

夕涼み 右から 「市川三升」(七代目市川団十郎) 「岩井杜若」(五代目岩井半四郎) 「坂東秀佳」(三代目坂東三津五郎) 「瀬川路考」(五代目瀬川菊之丞) 「尾上梅幸」(三代目尾上菊五郎)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1825 (Bunsei 8)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), pp. 70-1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 37.6 x 133.3 cm (14 13/16 x 52 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.26991-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.26991 (left), 11.26992 (center left), 11.26993 (center), 11.26994 (center right), 11.26995 (right)

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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