Enjoying the Evening Cool at Nakazu (Nakazu yûsuzumi)

「中洲夕涼」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #616; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #54; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 599; Hosono, Nagasaki Prints (English trans. 1978), pl. 56

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 27.2 x 38.4 cm (10 11/16 x 15 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.18183

Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Shiba Kôkan ga
司馬江漢画

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