Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as Omiwa

「おみわ 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 5th month OR 1824 (Bunsei 7), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.8 cm (15 3/8 x 10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22498

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Nakamura in 1818, Ichimura in 1824

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

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: 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