Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Apprentice Shôji (Detchi no Shôji) and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Takin no Oren, in A New Edition of the Jinpingmei (Shinpen Kinpeibai)

「新編金瓶梅」 「丁稚の笑二」三代目岩井粂三郎、「多金の於蓮」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Uoya Eikichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ishiguma, "... Great Ansei Earthquake," Ukiyo-e Art 174 (2017), fig. 14; Waseda db 404-0074

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.7 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.42863

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinpeibai Soga no Tamamono
Theater: Nakamura
金瓶梅曽我松賜(きんぺいばいそがのたまもの)
中村
安政07 (1860)・01・

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯十二
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: 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