The Third Month, a Diptych (Sangatsu, nimai tsuzuki): Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as a Vendor of Potted Plants (Ueki-uri), from the series The FIve Festivals (Gosekku no uchi)

「五節句之内 三月 二枚続 植木売 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 27.8 x 26.4 cm (10 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25406

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Gosekku no shosa
Play (main feature): Gohiiki-chô Soga no Tamamono
Theater: Kawarazaki
木挽町曽我賜物(ごひいきちょうそがのたまもの)
五節句の所作(ごせっくのしょさ)、常磐津
河原崎、二番目大切
文化14 (1817)・02・03

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[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