Enjoying the Cool Breeze by the Hyakkien Garden (Hyakkien teizen nôryô no zu), Actor Nakamura Utaemon III and his Son Nakamura Komanosuke I

「百奇園庭前納涼之図 中村歌右ヱ門」(三代目)、「倅中村駒之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1821 (Bunsei 4), 6th month
Publisher Toshikuraya Shinbei (Toshin) (Japanese), Artist Jukôdô Yoshikuni (Japanese, active 1804–1843)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton.." (2007), p. 90; Gerstle 2005, #220; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 1 (1997), #324; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), fig. 110

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36267

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Signed

Yoshikuni ga

よし国画

Markings

Mark of blockcutter and/or printer: Toyo

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