Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as both Osome and Hisamatsu; Iwai Kumesaburô III as Omitsu and Ichikawa Kuzô II as a Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi), No. 33 from an untitled series

「おそめ」・「久まつ」・「おみつ」三代目岩井粂三郎、「さる廻し」二代目市川九蔵 「三十三」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kobayashi Taijirô (Bunseidô / Bunshôdô)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.2 cm (10 1/16 x 14 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25933

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25933, 2009.5007.36

Play (second feature): Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri
Play (main feature): Yama Warau Haru no Kiyomizu
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、渡辺
彫師: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