Parrot Komachi (Ômu Komachi): Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as the Courtesan (Keisei) Yaegiri, from the series Matches for the Seven Komachi Plays (Mitate Nana Komachi no uchi)

「見立七小町ノ内 あふむ小町 けいせい八重桐」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamazakiya Seishichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Kin (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kokubungaku kenkyû shiryôkan, ed., Zusetsu mitate to yatsushi (2008), p. 76, cat. no. 65

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 24.9 cm (14 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42587

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Publisher: Yamazakiya Seishichi or Shimizuya Naojirô?

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 8
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kin

改印:午八
彫師:彫金

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