Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Spirit of the Oyama Doll (Oyama Ningyô no sei) and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Hidari Jingorô

「おやま人形の精」 三代目沢村田之助 「左り甚五郎」 初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.4 cm (14 5/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.40252

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Ikiningyô Satsuki no Hanadashi
Play (main feature): Hanagatami Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino

改印:申壬三改
彫師:彫巳の

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