Actors Nakamura Fukusuke II as the Apprentice (Detchi) Hisamatsu and Ichikawa Fukutarô as Osome, Daughter of the Aburaya (Aburaya musume Osome), in Yuki furi ningyô-buri

「雪ふり人形身」「でつち久松 中村福助」(二代目)、「油や娘おそめ 市川福太郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Daitora


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 008-0208

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38773

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:戌五改
彫師:横川彫竹

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