Cherry Blossoms of Arashiyama in Kyoto (Kyôto Arashiyama no sakura): Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Chôemon and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ohan, from the series Comparison of Fashionable Cherry Blossoms (Fûzoku hana kurabe)

「風俗花くらべ 京都嵐山の桜」 「長右衛門」五代目沢村長十郎、「おはん」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 25.2 cm (14 7/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25942

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

見立

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 4
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:衣笠、村田、子四
彫師:彫竹

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