Stylish Handsome Faces in the Summer (Tôsei natsu no Fuji bitai): Actors Ichikawa Danjuro VIII (R), Bandô Shûka I (CR), Arashi Kichisaburô III (C), Sawamura Chôjûrô V (CL), ... (L)

「当世夏の富士びたい」 八代目市川団十郎  「当盛夏の富士びたい」初代坂東しうか   「当盛夏の富士びたい」三代目嵐吉三郎   「当盛夏の富士びたい」五代目沢村長十郎   「当盛夏の富士びたい」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 120-0282 (CL), 120-0283 (CR), 120-0284 (C)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 35.7 x 121.8 cm (14 1/16 x 47 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38504a-e

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、子七
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: January 19, 2005)

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