Actors Ichikawa Omezô I as the Birdcatcher (Torisashi) Yashiro no Kuhachi, Segawa Michinosuke I as the Courtesan (Keisei) Matsuyama, and Sawamura Gennosuke I as Wan'ya Hisagorô

「鳥さしやしろの九八 市川男女蔵」(初代)、「けいせい松山 瀬川路之助」(初代)、「わんや久五郎 沢村源之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1803 (Kyôwa 3), intercalary 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 38.6 cm (10 3/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.13693

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Edo Murasaki Yukari no Jittoku
Theater: Ichimura

The actor Segawa Michinosuke I used this name from the 8th month of 1801 to the 11th month of 1807.
江戸紫由縁十徳(えどむらさきゆかりのじっとく)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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