Camelia of Departure (Kadode no tsubaki): Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Keyamura Rokusuke, from the series Popular Matches for Thirty-six Selected Flowers (Tôsei mitate sanjûroku kasen)

「当盛見立三十六花撰(とうせいみたてさんじふろくくわせん) 門出の椿 毛谷村六助」 八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24 cm (13 15/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42379

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series: 36 sheets (11.42370-11.42405) plus title page (11.26606).

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 9 aratame
No bockcutter's mark

改印:戌九改
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