Late Summer at Takanawa, Right (Takanawa no kika, jô), from the series Elegant Pleasures: The Scent of Flowers (Fûryû hana no ka asobi)

「風流花之香遊 上 高輪の季夏」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1783 (Tenmei 3)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #24; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #5; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 7.2.2; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #339

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 25.9 cm (15 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14414

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: 11.14399, 11.14414

Signed

(Utamaro ga, on left sheet)

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