Actor Nakamura Tomijûrô II as the Wet Nurse (Menoto) Shigenoi

「乳人重の井 中村富十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 9th month
Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu I (Japanese, 1809–1879), Publisher Kinkadô Konishi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 104; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #052; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #38-60

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.4 x 24.6 cm (14 3/4 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36464

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi Nyôbô Somewake Tazuna
恋女房染分手綱
 中

Signed

Hasegawa Sadanobu ga
長谷川貞信画

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: January 19, 2005)

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