Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Tea-picking Girl (Chatsumime) Oyoshi, Bandô Hikosaburô V as Shôya Hikosaku, and Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Tea-picking Girl (Chatsumime) Ohisa

「茶つみ女およし  沢村田之助 」(三代目)、「庄屋彦作  坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「茶つみ女おひさ  岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 × 24 cm (13 7/8 × 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41209

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

Yoshiiku ga
芳幾画

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