Actor Segawa Michisaburô I with a Woman, from the series Actors in Private Life Matched with Beautiful Women (Natsu no Fuji bijin awase)

「夏の富士美人合」 初代瀬川路三郎と美人

Japanese
Edo period
about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-4930

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 24.9 cm (14 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13507

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: 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