Actor Iwai Hanshirô V as Suô no naishi, actually (jitsu wa) Mikazuki Osen

「周防の内侍実は三日月おせん  岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 11th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26.4 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13656

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shitennô Yagura no Ishizue
Theater: Ichimura
四天王櫓礎(してんのうやぐらのいしずえ)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Horse 11
No publisher's mark
改印:極
版元: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