Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as both Osaku and Oroku

「おさく」・「お六」 三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43955

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri
Play (main feature): Yama Warau Haru no Kiyomizu
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
彫師: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