Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III in Kawahoriuchi

「かはほりうち」 三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1846–48 (Kôka 3–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.7 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.39020

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Forms the right sheet of a diptych, with 11.39021 as the left sheet.

Inscription

Poem: Kasugano no/ wakamurasaki o/ tane to shite/ hiraku azuma no/ kakitsubata ka na

「春日野の若むらさきを種としてひらくあづまのかきつばたかな 鴬亭梅彦」

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga

応需豊国画

Markings

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

改印:村松、吉村
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