Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Both a Courtesan (Yûjo) and Fukusuke, from the series Four Seasons (Shiki no uchi)

「四季の内」 「ゆう女」・「福助」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.7 cm (13 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.22097

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22097, 11.42817

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Yosete Mimasu Hana no Nishiki-e
Play (main feature): Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami
Theater: Kawarazaki
寄三升花四季画(よせてみますはなのにしきえ) 常磐津、義太夫、長唄
都鳥廓白浪(みやこどりながれのしらなみ)
河原崎、二番目大切
 1854、嘉永07、03・01

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:改、寅三
彫師:彫巳の

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: 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