Tôtômi Province: Asagao, and Suruga Province: (Actor Sawamura Chôjûrô V) as) Jûbei, from the series Modern Scenes of the Provinces in Edo Brocade Prints (Edo nishiki imayô kuni zukushi)

「江都錦今様国尽」 「朝かほ 十兵衛」(五代目沢村長十郎) 「遠江」 「駿河」

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6307

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.9 cm (14 5/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36700

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:米良、渡辺、子七
彫師:彫竹

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