The Tenth Month: Actors Ichimura Uzemon XII as the God Ebisu and Nakamura Tsuruzô (?) as a Sea Bream (Tai); the Eleventh Month: Ôtani Hiroemon V as the Torinomachi Festival; the Twelfth Month: Sakata Sajûrô II as a Dried Salmon (Sake), from the series Cle

「見振(みぶり)十二思ひ月」 「十月 ゑびす」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「十月 たい」初代中村鶴蔵ヵ、「十一月 とりのまち」五代目大谷広右衛門、「十二月 鮭」二代目坂田佐十郎

Japanese
Edo period
about 1847–48 (Kôka 4–Kaei 1)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Tokyo Metropolitan LIbrary db 584-C7-4 (C584-C007-004); Inagaki, Edo no asobi-e (1988), #100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.7 x 24.7 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36750

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Four sheets from a set of five: 11.36750 to 11.36753.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi kyôga
一勇斎国芳狂画

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: 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