Cherry Blossoms in the Sunset Glow at Ryôgoku (Hana no utsurou Ryôgoku no sekishô): Actor Nakamura Utaemon IV as a Crossdressing Candy Peddler (Oman), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Azuma hakkei no uchi)

「花の移 両国ノ夕照」 「東八景ノ内 中村歌右衛門」(四代目中村歌右衛門のおまん)

Japanese
Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 25.5 cm (14 5/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39322

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): Hanagoyomi Iro no Showake
Section of shosa: Higashi ni Ate Hana ni Wataru Ryôgoku ni Ameuri no Sekishô
Play (main feature): Iwai-uta Soga no Kaomise
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

「爰らにも一トかたまりや夕桜 秀雀」

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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