Actor Iwai Shijaku I as Jihizô's Wife (Nyôbô) Otane

「慈悲蔵女房おたね 岩井紫若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 23 cm (13 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38323

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Small pictures on screen by pupils.

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