Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Tea-picking Girl (Chatsumi musume) Otano (R), Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ujiyama no Ansaku, and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ujinosato Osen (L)

「茶摘娘お田の 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「宇治山の庵作 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「宇治の里おせん 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 50.3 cm (14 1/4 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40854a-b

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): Rokkasen Yatsushi Fûzoku
Play (main feature): Okuni no Matsu Soga Nakamura
Theater: Nakamura
六歌仙和略風俗(ろっかせんやつしふうぞく) 清元
御国松曽我中村(おくにのまつそがなかむら)、上
中村、二番目大切
 1861、文久01

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉三改
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: 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