Cooling Off in the Garden of the Seven Flowers of Autumn (Yûsuzumi aki no nanagusa): Actors Ichikawa Sadanji I (R), Onoe Kikugorô III (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV (L)

「夕涼穐七草」 「市川左団次」(初代) 「尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1869 (Meiji 2), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Magobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Utakichi (Hori Uta) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri et al., Edo no eiyû II (2010), #105

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41707a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Snake 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Uta
改印:巳七改
彫師:彫卯多

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: January 19, 2005)

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