Actor Nakamura Noshio II as Omiwa

「中村のしほ」 二代目中村野塩のおみわ

Japanese
Edo period
1798 (Kansei 10), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #83

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 25.4 cm (15 3/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.13646

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Play (main feature): Wakagoma Norizome Soga
Theater: Nakamura
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)、大切 3段目、4段目
若駒驩曽我(わかごまのりぞめそが) 1番目、2番目残らず
中村
 1798、戊午、寛政10、04・09

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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