Enjoying the Evening Cool on the Banks of the Sumida River

大川端の夕涼み

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Yamaguchiya Chûemon (Chûsuke) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #255; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #403.1-3, and figs. 11-3; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 25.2.1-3; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #377; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #321

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.2 x 77.1 cm (13 7/8 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7659-61

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 21.7659 (left), 21.7660 (center), 21.7661 (right)

MFA impressions: 21.7659-61, 34.389a-c

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection