Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Seimon'ya Keijûrô, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 西門屋啓十郎」 八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.3 cm (15 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1767

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 49.1767, RES.11.5764.5

Play: Kinpeibai Soga no Tamamono
Theater: Nakamura
金瓶梅曽我松賜(きんぺいばいそがのたまもの)
中村
 1860、安政07

Inscription

「白梅を手越に折るや埴ひとゑ 八代目我童」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:申二改
彫師:横川彫竹

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent