Actor Ichimura Kakitsu (Ichimura Uzaemon XII) as Komachi's Lady-in-waiting (Komachi no jijo) Tachibana, from the series Six Selections (Rokkasen no uchi)

「六ヶ撰之内 小町の侍女立花 市むら家橘」(十二代目市村羽左衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.2 x 25.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44684

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43470a-c, 11.44684

Play (finale): Rokkasen Sugata no Irodori
Play (main feature): Hana ni Chô Iro no Dekiaki
Theater: Ichimura
六歌仙体綵(ろっかせんすがたのいろどり) 清元・義太夫・長唄
種花蝶蝶色成秋(はなにちょういろのできあき)
市村、二番目大切
 1841、天保12、08・28

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

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: January 19, 2005)

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