Actors Iwai Kumesaburô I as Mikuni Kojorô and Arashi Sanpachi I as the Cormorant Fisherman (Ukai) Kujûrô

「三国小女郎 岩井粂三郎」(初代)、「鵜飼九十郎 嵐三八」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1798 (Kansei 10), 1st month (?)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 23.8 cm (14 1/4 x 9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25426

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tomigaoka Koi no Yamabiraki (?)
Theater: Kiri (?)

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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