Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Okumi, a Geisha of Yanagibashi (R); Nakamura Fukusuke II as Dôguya Hanshichi (C); and Sawamura Tosshô II as Ohana, the Daughter of the Furniture Store (Dôguya musume Ohana)

「柳橋のげい者おくみ 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)  「道具屋半七 中村福助」(二代目)  「道具屋娘お花 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38736a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei (on right and left sheets)

改印:寅正改
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