Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as Kokai Hisamatsu

「子飼久松」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)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24 cm (14 1/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29720

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29720, 11.40356

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

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
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: 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