Shelter from the Rain, Encounters on the Road at New Year (Ameyadori haru no michizure), No. 6: Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Iwai Kumesaburô III, Bandô Hikosaburô IV

雨舎春の道づれ 「六」 四代目市川小団次、三代目岩井粂三郎、四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.7 cm (13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.29951

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

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 12
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯十二
彫師:なし

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