Imado: (Actor Arashi Rikan III as) Yaegiri, from the series Thirty-six Fashionable Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto ryûkô sanjûroku kaiseki)

「東都流行三十六会席 今戸 八重桐」 三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 005-0162 (actor not identified)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22188

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Noborigoi Taki no Shirahata
Theater: Kawarazaki
Date of production: 1851 (Kaei 4), 11th month
升鯉滝白旗(のぼりごいたきのしらはた)
河原崎
嘉永04 (1851)・11・14

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、子十一、シタ賣
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: 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