Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as Oniô's Wife (Nyôbô) Tsukisayo and Kirishima Giemon I as Yoiyoi no Hataemon

「鬼王女房月さよ 岩井半四郎」(五代目)、「よい☆の畑右衛門 桐嶋儀右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-1977

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25421

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25421, *11.40052 (deaccessioned in 2012)

Play: Tsuki no Ume Yawaragi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
月梅和曽我(つきのうめやわらぎそが)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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