Sunset Glow of the Water Seller (Mizuuri no sekishô): Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ogata Jiraiya and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as a Water Seller, from the series Eight Views (Hakkei no uchi)

「八景の内 水売の夕照」初代河原崎権十郎の水売、「尾形児雷也」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40237

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Manete Mimasu Sugata Hakkei
Play (main feature): Jiraiya Gonichi Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki
真似三升姿八景(まねてみますすがたはっけい) 常磐津
児雷也後編譚話(じらいやごにちものがたり)
河原崎、二番目大切
 1855、安政02、05・03

「八景の姿なつかし白牡丹 若太夫紫扇画賛<紫扇>」。<8>市川団十郎は前年に没。

Inscription

「八景の姿なつかし白牡丹 若太夫紫扇画賛<紫扇>」

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji
改印:改、卯五
彫師:彫庄治

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