Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII as a Water Vendor (Mizu-uri), from the series Actors Imagined as Summertime Merchants (Haiyû mitate natsu akindo)

「俳優見立夏商人」 十二代目市村羽左衛門の水売り

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Produced by Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 23.2 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39317

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Inscription

「福珠園輝人 なまぬるい役者のきもをひやさせむうつ巻滝の氷水売」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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