Actors Segawa Rokô IV as Umegawa and Sawamura Gennosuke I as Chûbei, from the series Fans with Actors on Stage (Yakusha butai ôgi)

「役者舞台扇」「梅川 瀬川路考」(四代目)、「忠兵へ 沢村源之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3238

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 25.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.22442

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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