Actor and woman, from the series Actors in Private Life Matched with Beautiful Women (Natsu no Fuji bijin awase)
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Vertical ôban; 33.8 x 19 cm (13 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA prints in the series: 11.13500,11.13507, 11.13508, 11.13509, 11.13531
11.13507 and 11.13531 have the mark of publisher Izumiya Ichibei; 11.13508 has the kiwame seal.
Unsigned (signature cut off at lower right)
No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
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