Actor Segawa Rokô in a Parody of Narihira's Journey to the East (Segawa Rokô Azuma kudari)

「瀬川路考吾妻下り」 <5> 岩井半四郎 <5> 松本幸四郎 <1> 瀬川路三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1804 (Kyôwa 4/Bunka 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0471

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 26.3 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25389

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete triptych. Center sheet: 11.25390

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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