Actors Segawa Rokô IV as Osome (R), Sawamura Gennosuke I as Aburaya Seibei (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke II as Hisamatsu (L)

「おそめ 瀬川路考」(四代目)  「油や清兵衛 沢村源之助」(初代)  「久松 沢村田之助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3103 (C), 101-3104 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.2 x 77.4 cm (15 7/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22811-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22811 (left), 11.22812 (center), 11.22813 (right)

Play (second feature): Ukina no Tane Abura
Play (main feature): Nennen Saisai Masago no Ishikawa
Theater: Nakamura
上演場所:江戸・ 中村
興行名:年々歳々沙石川 ねんねんさいさいまさごのいしかわ
場立:二番目二幕目
外題:浮名種艶油 うきなのたねあぶら

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Yamashiroya Tôemon
改印:極、山藤

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: August 3, 1911)

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