Actors Segawa Rokô IV, Segawa Ginjirô, Segawa Kichinosuke, and Segawa Hamajirô, from the series Color Prints of the Dressing Room, Second Edition, a Set of Ten (Gakuya nishiki-e, nihen, jûmai no uchi)

「楽屋錦絵二編 十枚之内」「瀬川路考」(四代目)、「瀬川銀次郎」、「瀬川吉之助」、「瀬川浜次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunsei 9), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #66; Schaap, Kunisada (2016), p. 13, fig. 5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22284

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

文化9年3月市村座「姿花江戸伊達染」二番目大切「深見草相生獅子」に出演するために楽屋で化粧をする図。

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kunisada ga
一雄斎国貞画

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