Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Ômi Kotôta and Nakamura Daikichi I(?) as Ôiso no Tora

五代目松本幸四郎の近江小藤太、初代中村大吉ヵの大磯の虎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1819 (Bunsei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another print in the series: Rijksmuseum cat. IV, Hiroshige and the Utagawa School (1984), #122

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21 x 18.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1946

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a set of five prints showing ten actors in Soga Brothers roles, commissioned by the Hisakataya poetry club.

Inscription

「福藁注連門 村消の雪の若菜の青二才歯かたつ物か春の寒さに」
「花実亭常磐 梅か枝を放れし物と大磯の里なまりなる鴬のこゑ」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds