Fujisawa on the Tôkaidô: Actor Segawa Kikunojô I as Hitachi Kohagi

「ふぢさハ」 「ひたちこはぎ 瀬川菊之丞」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1736 (Kyôhô 21/Genbun 1), 8th month
Artist Nishimura Shigenobu (Japanese, active about 1724–1735), Publisher Iwaiya


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2061

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.9 x 14.8 cm (12 3/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19154

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Onsen Yukumi-guruma
Theater: Ichimura
東海道温泉湯汲車(とうかいどうおんせんゆくみぐるま)
 市村

Signed

Nishimura Shigenobu hitsu
西村重信筆

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