Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as a Rokurokubi (the Nurse Iwahashi)

遠里姫のめのと岩橋 「尾上松助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Oyama Hangorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0525

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.4 x 26 cm (15 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13658

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onoe Shôroku Sentaku Banashi
Theater: Morita
尾上松緑洗濯話 おのえしょうろくせんたくばなし
 森田

評判記には「乳人岩橋屏風のかげより首をのぞき舌を出して一丈計のぬけ首と成らんまをつたひ二階をあゆみ奇妙の仕内」(役者繁栄話)

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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