First Snow (Hatsu yuki): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Iwai Shijaku I (R), Mimasu Gennosuke I, Iwai Kumesaburô II (C), Iwai Hanshirô V, Bandô Hikosaburô IV, and Segawa Kikunojô V (L)
「初雪 市川団十郎（七代目）、岩井紫若（初代）」 「初雪 三枡源之助（初代）、岩井粂三郎（二代目）」 「初雪 岩井半四郎（五代目）、坂東彦三郎（四代目）、瀬川菊之丞（五代目）」
Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 77.7 cm (14 13/16 x 30 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
An imaginary scene at the Yanagishima villa of Iwai Hanshirô V.
Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
Censor's seal: kiwame
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)
 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