Scene of the Temporary Quarters of the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara karitaku kôkei), right sheet; Summer, from Amusements of the Four Seasons (Shiki asobi no uchi, natsu), left sheet

「新吉原仮宅光景」 「四季遊ノ内 夏」

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 50.8 cm (14 13/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.15105, 11.15782, 11.15215

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15105 (left), 11.15182 (right), 11.15215 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.15105VR (11.15105, 11.15182, 11.15215), 11.40094a-c

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga (on right and center sheets), Kunisada ga (on left sheet)
香蝶楼国貞画 国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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