Moon: Actor Iwai Hanshirô V, from a Set of Three (Sanban tsuzuki) representing Snow, Moon, and Flowers
「三番続」 雪月花 月 三代目岩井半四郎
about 1829–30 (Bunsei 12–Tenpô 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)
Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 220 (discussed but no photo)
Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.6 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The complete series: 11.26061, 11.26062, 11.26063.
Poem by Ryûôtei Hananari
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi byô
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