The Sokarô Restaurant: (Actor Iwai Hanshirô VII as) Orie, from the series Famous Restaurants of the Eastern Capital (Tôto kômei kaiseki zukushi)

「東都高名会席尽 草か楼 おりゑ」 七代目岩井半四郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sakai, Hiroshige Edo fûkei (1996), list #8.29, pl. 65; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #48.31

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 24.9 cm (14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30510

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on portrait); Hiroshige (on inset)
豊国画(年玉枠)、広重

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 12
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
Artist's seal: Hiro
改印:衣笠、村田、子十二
彫師:彫巳の

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