Okina, Senzai, and Sanbasô

翁、千歳、三番叟

Japanese
Edo period
1847–52 (Kôka 4–Kaei 5)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.2 x 19.7 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25898

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly an illustration from an unidentified book.
 三番叟を描いたもの。

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎歌川豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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: 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