The Eleventh Month: The Street Behind the Dressing Rooms at the Season Opening Performance (Jûichigatsu kaomise gakuya shindô no zu), from the series Actors in the Twelve Months (Yakusha jûni tsuki)

「三十六ばんつゞき 役者十二つき 十一月顔みせ楽屋新道の図」

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Maruya Bun'emon (Bunjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13619

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: 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