Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Sekimori Sekibei
about 1831 (Tenpô 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)
Shikishiban; 20.2 x 18.2 cm (7 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To
The design seems to be based on an 1810 nishiki-e print by Toyokuni I, Waseda db 101-6128 .
積恋雪関扉（つもるこい ゆきの せきのと）
Ôju Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
Printer's mark: Shunpûdô Ryûkodô suri
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection