Enjoying the Evening Cool on the Banks of the Sumida River

大川端の夕涼み

Japanese
Edo period
about 1784 (Tenmei 4)
Artist Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0642; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #21; Ukiyo-e shûka 5 (1980), pls. 6-7

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.3 cm (15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5481

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete diptych.

MFA impressions: 11.13901 (right sheet), 21.5481 (right sheet), 21.5488 (left sheet)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga
清長画

Markings

Illegible mark; collector's seal?

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Arthur Davison Ficke; February 10, 1920, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Ficke sale (lot #238); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection