Summer: The Cool of the Evening in a Bedroom in Muromachi (Natsu, Soto suzushi neya no muromachi), from the series Scenes of the Four Seasons (Shiki keshiki no uchi)

「四季之内 夏 松風涼閨中室町(そとすゞしねやのむろまち)」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks et al., Genji's World (2012), list #G371-01 (no photo)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38765a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.38765a-c (complete triptych), 17.3215.16 (center sheet only)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉五改
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