Actor Onoe Baikô 4.5 (later Jitsukawa Enjaku I) as Minamoto Yorimitsu Ason, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 源頼光朝臣」 4.5代目尾上梅幸(初代実川延若)

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.6 cm (14 7/16 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.805

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.805, RES.11.5764.7

Play: Hanano no Tsuki Utô Hitofushi
Theater: Nakamura

The actor later known as Jitsukawa Enjaku I used the name Onoe Baikô from 1/1859 to 2/1863 but is not considered a formal member of the lineage; he falls between the official Baikô IV and Baikô V.
英皎うとふ一諷(はなののつきうとうひとふし)
中村
 1859、安政06

Inscription

「月の出を待て嬉しや梅もとき 梅幸」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未九改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock