Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Obô Kichiza, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 於坊吉三」 初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 22.0 x 15.9 cm

Accession Number

RES.11.5764.10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.40960, RES.11.5764.10

Play: Sannin Kichiza Kuruwa no Hatsugai
Theater: Ichimura

Album: RES.11.5764.1 to .20
三人吉三廓初買(さんにんきちさくるわのはつがい)
市村
 1860、安政07

Inscription

「せりふによりて 地もくりのきかぬからたや彼岸前 紫扇」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申正改
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