Actor Iwai Kumesaburô II as Okaru, in Act VII of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (Chûshingura shichidanme)

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 七段目」 「をかる 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.17

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kawarazaki

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

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