Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I in Three Roles, as Kagekiyo, Toshima from Kachôfûgetsu (Kachôfûgetsu no uchi Toshima), and a Seller of Pinwheels (Fûsha uri)

「景清」・「花鳥風月の内としま」・「風車売」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40236

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale): Kumikaete Kachô Fûgetsu
Play (main feature): Hanano no Tsuki Utô Hitofushi
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:未十改
彫師:横川彫竹

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