No. 9, Matsuchiyama: Actor Iwai Kumesaburô III as Miuraya Agemaki, from the series Pictures of Famous Places in Edo (Edo meisho zue)

「江戸名所図会 九 真乳山 三浦屋揚巻」 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), Publisher Iseya Chûsuke (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Nogen (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.5 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.42271

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
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Nogen
改印:衣笠、村田、子八
彫師:彫乃げん

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