Actor Segawa Kikunojô V as the Fox Chie of Izumi

和泉の千枝狐 「瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-4931

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41485

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Koi no Yamaji Tekuda no Tsuriyogi
Play (main feature): Hana to Fubuki Wagô Taiheiki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, futakata
Publisher's mark: almost cut off; probably Matsumura Tatsuemon

改印:極

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