Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as a Fan Seller, from the series An Up-to-date Set of Fashionable Summer Robes (Hayari yukata tôsei soroi)

「流行浴衣当世揃」三代目沢村田之助の扇売

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daitora, Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.3 cm (14 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39018

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Inscription

「地紙からかたきあふぎの花要今うり出しのはやり商人 守の屋」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino kotô (?)
改印:戌五改
彫師:彫巳之小刀

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