Actor Segawa Rokô IV as Ninomiya

「二の宮 瀬川路考」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0928

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13671

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Mitsu no Asa Yukashiki Kaobure
Play (main feature): Hatsuwakana Harutsuge Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

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: 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