Actor Nakamura Fukusuke I as the Shirabyôshi Dancer Sakurako, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 白拍子櫻子」 初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.4 x 24.4 cm (14 5/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.807

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.807, 11.40949

Play (shosa, finale of Part 1): Edo-ganoko Ninin Dôjô-ji
Play (main feature): Yayoi-zakura Hisago no Makubari
Theater: Nakamura
東鹿助二人道成寺(えどがのこににんどうじょうじ) 長唄
☆桜瓢蕈☆(やよいざくらひさごのまくばり)
中村、一番目大詰
 1860、安政07

Inscription

「鐘の音や暁近きはな見月 児雀」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:申壬三改
彫師:横川彫竹

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