No. 23, Hatsune: Actor Onoe Kikujirô II, from the series Fifty-four Chapters of Edo Purple (Edo murasaki gojûyo-jô)

「江戸紫五十四帖 第二十三 初春」 二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Utagawa Kuniteru II (Kunitsuna II) (Japanese, 1830–1874), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.1 x 26.3 cm (15 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.871

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 (main image); Monjin Kunitsuna ga (background)
豊国画(年玉枠)、門人国綱画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
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