Winter: Actor Nakamura Matsue III in a Farewell Performance (Onagori kyôgen) as both a Shirabyôshi Dancer and a Lion at the Stone Bridge (Shakkyô), from the series Seven Komachi in the Four Seasons (Shiki nana Komachi no uchi)

「四季七小町之内」「冬 白ひやうし 石橋」「中村松江」(三代目) 「御名残狂言」

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-5913

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.24983

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Nana Komachi Sugata no Saishiki
Scene: Winter
Play (second feasture): Mukashi Hachijô
Play (main feature): Genpei Nunobiki no Taki
Theater: Nakamura
七小町容彩四季(ななこまちすがたのさいしき)、長唄
場名:冬
昔八丈(むかしはちじょう)
源平布引滝(げいぺいぬのびきのたき)
 中村、二番目大切

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