Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shinzô Nakoso, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 新造名古曽」 三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.8 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40955

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hanano no Tsuki Utô Hitofushi
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「かん菊やふりなきまゝを日の恵み 曙山」

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未九改
彫師:なし

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