Snow (Yuki): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII and Two Women, from the series Snow, Moon, and Flowers (Setsugekka no uchi)

「雪月花之内 雪」 八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 48.7 cm (14 5/16 x 19 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15782-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (right and center sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.15782 (left), 11.15783 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.15782-3 (right and center sheets only), 11.43610a-c (complete)
 絵本番付では該当する上演なし。

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Watari
No blockcutter's mark
改印:渡
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