Matsu no In'ya: Actor Onoe Kikugorô III (R); Suda Ferry (Suda no watari): Segawa Kikunojô V (C); Kinryûzan Temple (Kinryûzan): Ichikawa Danjûrô VII (L); from the series Fine Views of the Sumida River in Snow (Sumidagawa yuki no shôkei)

「隅田川雪の勝景 松のゐん居 尾上梅幸」(三代目尾上菊五郎)  「隅田川雪の勝景 すだの渡 瀬川路考」(五代目瀬川菊之丞)  「隅田川雪の勝景 金竜山 市川三升」(七代目市川団十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 77.1 cm (14 1/2 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43473a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Three sheets of an incomplete hexaptych.

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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: January 19, 2005)

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