Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Wife (Nyôbô) Ochiyo, Nakamura Enjaku as Apprentice (Detchi) Santa (R), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Yaoya Hanbei (L)

「女房お千代」 三代目岩井粂三郎  「でつち三太」 中村延雀

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 48.9 cm (14 1/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.29036, 11.29712

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29036 (right sheet), 11.29712 (left sheet)

MFA impressions: 11.29036VR (11.29036, 11.29712), 11.40808a-b

Play (second feature): Nanomi Yaoya Ryôri no Futsutsuka
Play (main feature): Wakaki no Ume Satomi no Yatsufusa
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳壬五
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