Actor Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu, in Puppet Style

「おはつ 中村芝翫」

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-1187 (no date)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 26.4 cm (14 3/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30329

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sakura-doki Onna Gyôretsu
Theater: Nakamura
桜時女行列(さくらどきおんなぎょうれつ)
中村
天保03 (1832)・03・

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