Ofusa and Tokubei in the Izutsuya Scene from Kasane Izutsu, New Edition, Part 1 (Shinpan, Ofusa Tokubei, Kasane izutsu, jô, Izutsuya no dan), from an untitled series of jôruri libretti

「新はん おふさ徳兵衛 重井筒 上 井筒屋の段」

Japanese
Edo period
about early 1830s (early Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), #62/1; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), fig. 161; Ôta Memorial Museum of Art, Utagawa-ha (Kobijutsu special issue, 1986), #92; the series: Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), checklist 1-76

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.7 x 25.5 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29697

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.15504, 11.26967, RES.54.187.32
 背景は浄瑠理本六行本。

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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