Snow on the Sumida River Embankment (Sumidagawa dote yuki no kei): Actors, R to L: Sawamura Tosshô I, Iwai Baiga (Hanshirô VI), Bandô Shûka (Mitsugorô IV), Onoe Baikô (Kikugorô III), Nakamura Shikan II, and Ichikawa Hakuen (Ebizô V)

「隅田川~」「沢むら訥升」(初代) 「~土手雪景」「岩井梅我」(六代目岩井半四郎) 「坂東秀調」(四代目坂東三津五郎) 「尾上梅幸」(三代目尾上菊五郎) 「中村芝翫」(二代目)「隅田川~」 「~土手雪景」「市川白猿」(五代目市川海老蔵)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1833 (Tenpô 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban hexaptych; 36.3 x 153 cm (14 5/16 x 60 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42192a-f

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni ôjite Kunisada ga (on sheets 1, 3, 5 from R), Ôju Kunisada ga (on sheets 2, 4, 6)

応需 国貞画 応好 国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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