Actor Onoe Eizaburô III as the Geisha Oshun, from the series Actors in Giant Sake Cups (Haiyû ôiri sakazuki)

「俳優大入盃」「芸者おしゆん 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.3 cm (14 11/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21994

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Hanakawado Migawari no Dan
Play (main feature): Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「さむ空や日中を梅の二三りん 菊枝」

Signed

Ôju Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

応需香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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