Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as Meshitsukai Ohatsu

「召使おはつ 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 1st month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41610

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Momochidori Sakigake Soga
Theater: Morita
百鵆魁曽我(ももちどりさきがけそが)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei
改印:丑正改
彫師:彫栄

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