Enjoying Cool Air on a Pleasure Boat, a Pentaptych (Suzumibune gomai tsuzuki)

「涼舟 五枚続」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1789–1801 (Kansei era)
Artist Eishôsai Chôki (Japanese, active about 1780–1810), Publisher Tsutaya Jûzaburô (Kôshodô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #82; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #39; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 2148-52; Ukiyo-e zenshû 3 (1956), fig. 62; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #457

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.8 x 124.3 cm (15 1/4 x 48 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7524-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 21.7524 (right), 21.7525 (center right), 21.7526 (center), 21.7527 (center left), 21.7528 (left)

MFA impressions: *11.14831 (R only, deaccessioned in 2012), 11.14834VR (11.14834, 11.23012-5), 11.14835 (CL only), 11.14840-4, 21.7524-8

Signed

Chôki ga (on each sheet)
長喜画

Markings

No censor's seal

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 1917, one of the five prints probably purchased from Howard Mansfield; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection