Actor Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Kajiwara Heizô Kagetoki, from the series Mirrors for Collage Pictures in the Modern Style (Imayô oshi-e kagami)

「今様押絵鏡 梶原平三景時」 初代中村鶴蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Japanese Woodblock Prints (2010), p. 287; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 5, Victoria and Albert Museum II (1987), fig. 19 (actor identified as Seki Sanjûrô III)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.6 x 24.8 cm (14 7/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.803

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.803 (without blockcutter’s mark), 50.2328 (with blockcutter’s mark)

Play: Kinpeibai Soga no Tamamono
Theater: Nakamura
金瓶梅曽我松賜(きんぺいばいそがのたまもの)
中村
 1860、安政07

Inscription

「初東風や拈艸おから踏こゝろ 秀雀」

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:申二改
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock