The Fourth Month (Shigatsu): (Actor Arashi Kichisaburô III as) Teranishi Kanshin at Kameido, from the series Selections for Famous Places in Edo in the Twelve Months (Edo meishô mitate jûni kagetsu no uchi)

「江戸名所見立 十二ヶ月の内 四月 亀井戸 寺西閑心」 三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yawataya Sakujirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 500-4404

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22180

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Takichi

改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:彫多吉

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