Summer: Enjoying the Cool of Evening at the Otonashi River in Ôji (Natsu, Ôji Otonashi-gawa yûsuzumi), from the series Four Seasons of Genji by Two Brushes (Genji gôhitsu shiki)

「源氏 合筆四季」 「夏 王子音無川夕すゝみ」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G552-02, pl. 238

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 75.6 cm (14 11/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1175a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kei ("Scenery") Hiroshige hitsu (on right sheet); Mae no jinbutsu ("Foreground Figures") Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche (on center sheet); Kiô Toyokuni hitsu, in toshidama cartouche, Ushiro kei Hiroshige hitsu (on left sheet)
景 広重筆
まへの人物 喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)
喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)、うしろ景 広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Mino (center and left sheets)
改印:酉九改
彫師:彫工巳の

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