Imado: (Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as) the Carpenter Rokusaburô, 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 大工六三郎」 三代尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Other artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 005-0161; Schaap, Heroes and Ghosts (1998), #183

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.1 cm (14 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22186

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (main image); Iku ga (background)

一勇斎国芳画、いく画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子十一
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