Young Actors Cooling Off on the Sumida River (... Suda no suzukaze): Shisen (Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I) as the Man-about-town (Tsûkyaku) Mimasu (L); Shûka (Bandô Mitsugorô VI) as Mitsu of Katsumi and Shôzan (Sawamura Tanosuke III) as Otano of Kangiku (C); and

「若俳優隅田涼風( すだのすゝかぜ)」「通客三升 紫扇」(初代河原崎権十郎)  「かつみのみつ 秀佳」(六代目 坂東三津五郎)、「かんぎくおたの 曙山」 (三代目沢村田之助 )  「立花の市 家橘」四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 6th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Surugaya Sakujirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2275 (R), 007-2274 (C), 007-2273 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 72.9 cm (14 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44454a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on right and left sheets)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 6 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on center and left sheets)
改印:子六改
彫師:片田彫長 ホリ長

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