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Enjoying Cool Air on a Pleasure Boat, a Pentaptych (Suzumibune gomai tsuzuki)

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Pentaptych: 21.7524 (right), 21.7525 (center right), 21.7526 (center), 21.7527 (center left), 21.7528 (left) MFA impressions: 11.14831 (R only), 11.14834VR (11.14834, 11.23012-5), 11.14835 (CL only), 11.14840-4, 21.7524-8


Chôki ga (on each sheet) 長喜画


Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 1917, one of the five prints probably purchased from Howard Mansfield; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1789–1801 (Kansei era)

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Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #82; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 5 (1980), #39; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 2 (1962), #s 2148-52; Ukiyo-e zenshû 3 (1956), fig. 62


Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.8 x 124.3 cm (15 1/4 x 48 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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