Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as Mikazuki Osen, from the series A Collection of Five Dashing Women (Date soroi gonin onna)

「達揃五人女 三日月おせん 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 23.8 cm (14 3/16 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15478

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
任好 豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Yasu kokutô
改印:酉五改
彫師:彫安刻刀

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: 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