Copied from a Votive Painting of Rustic Genji Donated to the Kameido Tenman Shrine (Kameido Tenmangû hônô Inaka Genji gakumen sha)
On the print series and related paintings: Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), pp. 32-3 and 166-7
Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The summer scene from a set representing the four seasons, based on votive paintings donated to the shrine by local artisans in spring 1839. The other three are represented by hanging scroll paintings in the MFA collection, 11.4610 (fall), 11.7579 (spring), and 11.7580 (winter).
Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
Censor's seal: kiwame
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection