Actor Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ume no Yoshibei, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 梅の由兵衛」 八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #29.1; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), fig. 15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban;: 36.5 x 24.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.802

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.802, RES.11.5764.18

Play (second feature): Tsui no Meoto Naka mo Yoshibei
Play (main feature): Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Nakamura
対梅松契由兵衛(ついのめおとなかもよしべえ)
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)
中村、二番目
 1859、安政06

Inscription

「梅の由兵衛役をつとむるとて いさきよく絹引さくや恵比寿講 八代目我童」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未十改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock