Actor Onoe Kikujirô II as Takiyasha-hime

「滝夜叉姫 尾上菊次郎 梅花」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Shimizu Ryûzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Schaap, Kunisada (exh. cat., 2016), p. 166, #27; Edo-Tokyo Museum, Dai Ukiyo-e ten (2014), #314

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.2 x 25.7 cm (15 1/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15480

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ryûzô
改印:戌十改
彫師:彫工柳三

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