Actor Segawa Kikunojô V as Shibaroku's Wife (Nyôbô) Okiji

「芝六女房おきじ 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-2947

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.3 x 26.7 cm (15 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22500

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.22499 is the left sheet.

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Nakamura
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)
中村
 1818、文化15、05・08

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