Cherry Blossoms at Night in the Third Month (Yayoi no yozakura): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Shirai Gonpachi

「弥生之夜桜」 八代目市川団十郎の白井権八

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.9 cm (14 3/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36657a-c

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 (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Renkichi tô
改印:米良、村田
彫師:廉吉刀

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: January 19, 2005)

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