In 1861, the Year of the Fire Chicken, at the Hour of the Chicken on the 5th Day of the 8th Month, People Born in Wood Signs Enter a Lucky Cycle... (Bunkyû gan kanoto tori hachigatsu itsuka tori no koku ni mokusei no hito uke ni iri ...); Actors in Seven

「文久元辛酉八月五日酉の刻に 木性の人うけに入り 」 「船橋次郎左衛門」四代目市川小団次、「ふぢむすめ」三代目沢村田之助、「福岡貢」初代河原崎権十郎  「藤屋あづま」三代目岩井粂三郎、「不破伴左衛門」四代目中村芝翫、「藤屋伊左衛門」五代目坂東彦三郎、「古手屋八郎兵衛」十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 × 50.3 cm (14 7/16 × 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41220a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet), Yoshiiku ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
一蕙斎芳幾画(年玉枠) 芳幾画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉七改
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