Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Toba-e no Masuroku in a Kiyomoto Dance Number (Kiyomoto shosagoto no uchi)

「鳥羽画の升六」四代目中村芝翫 「猿三上るり」「清元所作事之内」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.1 x 25.3 cm (14 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40151

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Kikkô Dengo Shiki no Kumiito
Play (main feature): Katakiuchi Amanohashidate
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu

改印:申七改
彫師:上村彫安

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