Actor Nakamura Shikan IV as Toba-e no Masuroku and an unidentified actor as a Giant Rat

「鳥羽絵の升六」四代目中村芝翫 「大きな児鼠」

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Tsunejirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.5 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22040

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Kikkô Dengo Shiki no Kumiito
Play (main feature): Katakiuchi Amanohashidate
Theater: Morita
復讐天橋立(かたきうちあまのはしだて)
乞巧奠五色の☆(きっこうでんごしきのくみいと)、常磐津、清元、長唄 鳥羽絵
守田、二番目大切
 1860、万延01、07・14

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koizumi Hori Kane
改印:申七改
彫師:小泉彫兼

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