Actors Ichikawa Yaozô III as Fox Kometarô (R) and Segawa Kikunojô III as Fox Omomo (L)

三代目市川八百蔵の米太郎狐  三代目瀬川菊之丞のお百狐

Japanese
Edo period
1797 (Kansei 9), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 32.7 x 29.5 cm (12 7/8 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.14581, 11.14615

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.14581 (left), 11.14615 (right)

Play: Yuki Onna Keizu Hachinoki
Theater: Kiri
雪女譜鉢木(ゆきおんなけいずはちのき)
 桐、一番目五立目大詰

Signed

Toyokuni ga
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