Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Dote no Oroku, from the series Dashing Roles in New Plays (Shin butai isami no yakuwari)

「新舞台勇役割 土手のお六」 四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.9 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42847

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Ise Hori Kichi

改印:申十一改
彫師:イせ彫吉

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