Flowers: Actor Onoe Kikugorô III, from an untitled series of Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka)

雪月花のうち 花 三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tsuda, "Ryûô-tei Edo no Hananari...," Ukiyo-e geijutsu 161 (2011), described on p. 46, no photo

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 20.8 x 18.4 cm (8 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.26068

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Includes poem by Ryûôtei Hananari.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

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