Actors Arashi Hinasuke I as Akita Jônosuke Yoshikage, Segawa Kikunojô III as Sanohara Saemon's Wife Shirotae, and Arashi Sanpachi I as the Farmer Shioname no Jizô, Actually Asahara Hachirô Tametsura

秋田城之介義景 初代嵐雛助、佐野の源左衛門女房城たへ 三代目瀬川菊之丞、百性塩なめの地蔵実は浅原八郎為連 初代嵐三八

Japanese
Edo period
1799 (Kansei 11), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hosoban triptych of same scene: Waseda db 201-5143, 201-5144, 201-5145

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.3 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21764

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Utsukushiki Yuki no Sekai
Theater: Ichimura
媚皠雪世界(うつくしきゆきのせかい)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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