Snow on the Sumida River, Dawn of the New Year (Sumida no yuki haru no akebono): Actors Arashi Kichiroku I and Sawamura Tanosuke III (L), Kawarazaki Gonjurô I (C), Ichimura Kakitsu IV (R)

「隅田の雪春の曙」 初代嵐吉六、三代目沢村田之助  初代河原崎権十郎  四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Daijirô (Hori Dai) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41754a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Dai
改印:亥十一改
彫師:松島彫大

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