Snow: Actor Onoe Kikugorô III, from a Set of Three (Sanban tsuzuki) representing Snow, Moon, and Flowers
「三番続」 雪月花 雪 三代目尾上菊五郎
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, #101; McKee, Colored in the Year's New Light (Becker coll. exh. ca., 2008), #25; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #197
Shikishiban; 21.4 x 18.7 cm (8 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Descriptions and partial translations of poems in McKee 2008, p. 67.
The complete series: 11.26061, 11.26062, 11.26063.
Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
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