Actor Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Brothel Owner's Wife (Yûjoya nyôbô)

「遊女屋女房 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 5th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ôhashiya Yashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.41615

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kunichika hitsu

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori ...matsu

改印:午五改
彫師:ホリ齢松

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