Actors Ichikawa Shinsha I as the Geisha Otaki and Arashi Hinasuke VII as the Male Geisha (Otoko geisha) Hinahachi

「芸者おたき」初代市川新車、「男芸者ひな八」七代目嵐雛助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Itoya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.824

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 00.824 (left sheet only), 00.994-6 (complete triptych)

Play (shosa, Part 1, Act 5): Nise Kakete Maru ni Inochi
Play (main feature): Hanagatami Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:申壬三改
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock