Actors in Snow at Mimeguri Shrine: Segawa Rokô (Segawa Kikunojô V, R), Bandô Shûka (Bandô Mitsugorô III, CR), Iwai Tojaku (Iwai Hanshirô V, C), Ichikawa Sanshô (Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, CL), and Sawamura Shozan (Sawamura Tanosuke II, L)

三囲の雪に役者 「瀬川路考」(五代目瀬川菊之丞)  「坂東秀桂」(三代目坂東三津五郎)  「岩井杜若」(五代目岩井半四郎)  「市川三升」(七代目市川団十郎)  「沢村曙山」(二代目沢村田之助)

Japanese
Edo period
1815–25 (Bunka 12–Bunsei 8)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 39 x 26.2 cm (15 3/8 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22084-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych (right to left): 11.22084, 11.22085, 11.22086, 11.22087, 11.22088

The work seems to have had at least seven sheets, since the Waseda database includes two designs not found in the MFA.

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

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