Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as the Mountain Witch in Snow (Yuki no Yamauba)

「雪の山姥」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40755

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate).
 見立

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申正改
彫師:なし

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