Shelter from the Rain, Encounters on the Road at New Year (Ameyadori haru no michizure), No. 1: Actors Ôtani Tomoemon IV, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Ichimura Takematsu III (?), Ichikawa Dannosuke V (?)

「雨舎春の道づれ」 「一」 四代目大谷友右衛門、十三代目市村羽左衛門、三代目市村竹松ヵ、五代目市川団之助ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.8 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.29946

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

10-panel print, numbered right to left: 11.29946 to 11.29955

MFA impressions: 11.29946-55, 11.42191a-j

No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4
No. 5
No. 6
No. 7
No. 8
No. 9
No. 10

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 11
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、卯十一
彫師:彫竹

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