Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Babysitter (Komori) Odan, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as the Raftsman (Ikadanori) Shichi, and Bandô Shûka I as Hisamatsu's Fiancee (Iinazuke) Omitsu, in Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri

「お染久松 浮名読売」 「小守りおだん」四代目市川小団次、「筏のり七」八代目市川団十郎、「久松云号おみつ」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.3 x 36.3 cm (9 15/16 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25926

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Ukeuri
Theater: Ichimura
お染久松嬰読売(おそめひさまつうきなのうけうり)
御贔屓瓢簪(ごひいきひさごのさしもの)
 市村、二番目

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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: 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