Pleasures of a Rainy Spring Evening (Harusame yutaka no yûbae)

「春雨豊夕栄(はるさめゆたかのゆふばえ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.3 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.960, 00.961, 00.1471

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.960 (center), 00.961(right), 00.1471 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.960VR (00.960, 00.961, 00.1471), 17.3215.4 (left sheet), 11.43577a-c

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯十二
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock