Enjoying the Cool of Evening along the Sumida River

大川端の夕涼み

Japanese
Edo period
about 1785–89 (late Tenmei era)
Artist Katsukawa Shunzan (Japanese, active about 1781–1801), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 2, British Museum II (1988), pl. 212

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.6 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14891

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Center sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.14891 (color), 11.14892 (key block)

Signed

Shunzan ga

春山画

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