Actors Segawa Rokô IV as Yatsuhashi and Sawamura Gennosuke I as Kibun (Kinokuniya Bunzô)

「八ッ橋 瀬川路考」(四代目)、「紀文 沢村源之助 」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0217

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.3 cm (14 13/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13710

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13710, 17.3210.9

Play: Hana Shôbu Sano ni Yatsuhashi
Theater: Nakamura
花菖蒲佐野八橋(はなしょうぶさのにやつはし)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Moriya Jihei
No publisher's mark
改印:極、森治

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