Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Aburaya Osome and Iwai Hanshirô VI as Hisamatsu (inset), from the series Past and Present, Both Sides of the Leaf (Konjaku konotegashiwa)

「今昔児手柏」「油屋おそめ」三代目岩井粂三郎、「久松」 六代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3169

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, creped; 20.3 x 14.8 cm (8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45396.20

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、卯四
彫師:彫竹

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: January 19, 2005)

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