No. 3, Utsusemi: Actor Segawa Kikunojô III, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple (Edo murasaki gojûyo-jô)

「江戸紫五十四帖 第三 うつせみ」三代目瀬川菊之丞

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Sadakage II (Japanese, active about 1848–1875), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.894

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.894, 11.21856
 見立

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Monjin Gokotei Sadakage ga (background)
豊国画(年玉枠)、門人五湖貞景画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock