Forgetting Summer's Heat in the Cool Breezes of the Garden (Natsu shiranu niwa no ryôfû): Actors Ichikawa Yonejûrô II (?), Sawamura Tosshô II (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, Iwai Kumesaburô III (C), and Nakamura Fukusuke I (L)

「夏しらぬ庭の涼風」 二代目市川米十郎ヵ、二代目沢村訥升 初代河原崎権十郎、三代目岩井粂三郎 初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76.5 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21401-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21401 (left), 11.21402 (right), 11.21403 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.21401-3, 11.29138-40
 見立

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午四
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: 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