Enjoying the Cool of Evening (Yû suzumi): Actors Matsumoto Kinshô I (R), Bandô Shûka I (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII (L)

「ゆうすゝみ」初代松本錦升 「夕すゝみ」初代坂東しうか 「ゆふすゝみ」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847–49 (Kôka 4–Kaei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73.6 cm (14 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.44033a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Matsumoto Kinshô I died in the 11th month of 1849.

Inscription

「花びしのひし/\ひゞく高き名はこま唐の人も聞らん 鴬亭梅彦」
「花かつみかつ見る人もあぢな気に奈良の都の八重の名木 鴬亭梅彦」
「明王のほのふの煙うずまきていかにも色の深み草かな 鴬亭梅彦」

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

梓元の応需豊国画 応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
彫師:なし

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