Winter (Fuyu): Kamegiku of the Manjiya (R), Tagoto of the Manjiya (C), and Tsutanosuke of the Aka-Tsutaya (L), from the series The Four Seasons (Shiki no uchi)

「四季ノ内 冬」「万字屋内亀菊」「万字屋内田毎」「赤蔦屋内蔦之助」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1823 (Bunsei 6)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Heihachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 75.2 cm (14 15/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15080, 11.15103, 11.15108

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15080 (center), 11.15103 (right), 11.15108 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.15075 (center sheet only, with different name), 11.15080VR (complete triptych)

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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