No. 2, Hahakigi: Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple (Edo murasaki gojûyo-jô)

「江戸紫五十四帖 第弐 箒木」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kuniteru I (Sadashige) (Japanese, active about 1820–60), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 26 cm (14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.870

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.870, 11.21857

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Monjin Ichiyûsai Kuniteru ga (background)

豊国画(年玉枠)、門人一雄斎国輝画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock