Actor Onoe Matsusuke I as Tamamo no Mae

初代尾上松助の玉藻の前

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.1 x 26.6 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.24972

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sangoku Yôfu Den
Theater: Ichimura
三国妖婦伝(さんごくようふでん)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Hare 6
改印:極、卯六

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