Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Concubine (Aishô) Oryû no Kata, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 愛妾於柳の方」 三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pl. 33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.799

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.799, RES.11.5764.9

Play: Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji
Theater: Ichimura
加賀見山再岩藤(かがみやまごにちのいわふじ)
市村
 1860、安政07

Inscription

「風なりに結んてみたる柳かな 久女三」

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:申壬三改
彫師:横川彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock