A Fashionable Imaginary Selection of Six Flowers (Fûryû mitate rokkasen): Actors, R to L: Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, Onoe Kikugorô IV, Nakamura Fukunosuke I, Iwai Kumesaburô III, Ichikawa Ichizô III, Bandô Hikosaburô V

「風流見立六花撰」 右から 初代河原崎権十郎 四代目尾上菊五郎 初代中村福助 三代目岩井粂三郎 三代目市川市蔵 五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban hexaptych; 35.7 x 136.3 cm (14 1/16 x 53 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42200a-f

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 11
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:午十一
彫師:横川彫竹

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