Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV as Onnadayû Okoyo

「女太夫おこよ」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 24.1 cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22509

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One sheet of incomplete polyptych?

Play: Yume Musubu Chô ni Torioi
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰三
彫師:なし

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