Snow Scene at the Baikô Villa Matsuinkyo in Terashima (Terashima Matsuinkyo Baikô bessô yuki no kei): Actors Onoe Matsusuke III, Segawa Kikunojô V, Onoe Kikugorô III (R), Ichikawa Danjurô VII, (Ichikawa Monnosuke III,) and Bandô Hikosaburô IV (L)

「寺島松隠居梅幸別荘雪の景」「尾上三朝」(三代目)、「瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)、「尾上菊五郎」(三代目)  「市川団十郎」(七代目)、三代目市川門之助、「坂東彦三郎」(四代目)

Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), winter
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

Shindo, Gototei Kunisada yakusha-e no sekai (1993), p. 62 (complete triptych)


Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 51.5 cm (14 7/16 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Center and left sheets of incomplete triptych.

The edition illustrated in Shindo 1993 includes the name of Ichikawa Monnosuke inscribed next to that of Danjûrô on the left sheet, but it has been removed from this edition. Possibly this is a reprint issued after the death of Monnosuke in the seventh month of 1824 (Bunsei 7).


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)

[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