Moon: Actor Iwai Hanshirô V, from a Set of Three (Sanban tsuzuki) representing Snow, Moon, and Flowers

「三番続」 雪月花 月 三代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1829–30 (Bunsei 12–Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 220 (discussed but no photo)

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.6 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.26061

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The complete series: 11.26061, 11.26062, 11.26063.

Inscription

Poem by Ryûôtei Hananari

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi byô
一勇斎国芳描

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