Actor Nakamura Kamenojô I as Matasuke's Younger Sister (Imôto) Otsuyu, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 又助妹おつゆ」 初代中村歌女之丞

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; 38.7 x 26.7 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.1770

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kagamiyama Gonichi no Iwafuji
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

「はつかしき夢たゝみ込む紙帳かな 歌雀」

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

1949, gift of Porter Sargent to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Porter Sargent