The Old Story of the Renowned Sculptor Hidari Jingorô (Sono mukashi Hidari Jingorô ga [meiyo no furugoto]): Actor Ichikawa Shinsha I as Jingorô's Wife

「其昔 左甚五郎が」 (名誉の旧事) 甚五郎女房 初代市川新車

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 25.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29196

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.29196 (right sheet only), 11.44066a-c (complete triptych)

Play (grand finale): Shiki no Hina Asakusa Hakkei
Scene: HIdari JIngorô and the Oyama Doll
Play (main feature): Fukujukai Muryô Denki
Theater: Kawarazaki
福聚海駒量伝記(ふくじゅかいむりょうでんき)
時翫雛浅草八景(しきのひなあさくさはっけい) 常磐津、長唄
左り甚五郎、おやま人形(ひだりじんごろう、おやまにんぎょう)
 河原崎、二番目大切

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter'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