Actor Onoe Umegorô as the Rich Man's Wife (Chôja tsuma) Tamaki, from an untitled series of actors in mirrors

「長者妻玉木 尾上梅五郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26.4 cm (14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39486

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39486, 11.45291

Play: Mukashigatari Uguisu-zuka
Theater: Kawarazaki

Inscription

「涼しきは音羽の滝のなかれ哉 我扇」

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

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: January 19, 2005)

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