Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as Nuregami no Oseki

「ぬれ髪のお関 岩井半四郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-2160

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 26.6 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.13624

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Somekaete Chô ni Kikyô
Theater: Kawarazaki
染替蝶桔梗(そめかえてちょうにききょう)
 河原崎

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