Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as a Footman on the Way Home from Flower Viewing (Hanami-gaeri no tomoyakko) and Nakamura Shijaku(?) as a Palace Groundskeeper Doing Morning Cleaning (Asakiyome no jhichô)

「花見帰りの供奴」初代中村福助、「下」、「朝きよめの仕丁」中村子雀ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.6 x 24.3 cm (13 5/8 x 9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40178

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale): Shiki Bundai Nagori no Hana
Play (main feature): Chûshin Akatsuki no Tori
Theater: Morita
忠臣曙金鶏(ちゅうしんあかつきのとり)
四季文台名残花(しきぶんだいなごりのはなのざ) 常磐津
守田、二番目大切
 1860、万延01、05・05

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koizumi Hori Kane
改印:申五改
彫師:小泉彫兼

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