Actor Onoe Kikugorô IV as Tsuchiya Umegawa, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 つちや梅川」 四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 287

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.8 x 24.4 cm (13 11/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29549

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.810, 11.29549

Play (second feature): Koi-bikyaku Yamato Ôrai
Play (main feature): Yayoi-zakura Hisago no Makubari
Theater: Nakamura
恋飛脚大和往来(こいびきゃくやまとおうらい)
☆桜瓢蕈☆(やよいざくらひさごのまくばり)
中村、二番目
 1860、安政07

Inscription

「つれられて古郷へむくや春の雁 梅婦」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申壬三改
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