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

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Pentaptych: 11.14834 (C), 11.23012 (L), 11.23013 (CL), 11.23014 (CR), 11.23015 (R) MFA impressions: 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


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) 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

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

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; 38.7 x 147.7 cm (15 1/4 x 58 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14834, 11.23012-23015

Medium or Technique

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