Snow: Actor Onoe Kikugorô III, from a Set of Three (Sanban tsuzuki) representing Snow, Moon, and Flowers

「三番続」 雪月花 雪 三代目尾上菊五郎

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, #101; McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #25; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #197

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.4 x 18.7 cm (8 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26062

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Descriptions and partial translations of poems in McKee 2008, p. 67.
The complete series: 11.26061, 11.26062, 11.26063.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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