Summer: Cooling Off between the Bridges (Natsu, hashima no suzumi), from the series Excursions in the Four Seasons (Shiki yûkan)

「四季遊観 夏 橋間乃すづ美」

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 76.2 cm (14 9/16 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

00.1092-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.1092 (right), 00.1093 (left), 00.1094 (center)

MFA impressions: 00.1092-4, 11.36651a-c

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松
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