Actors Onoe Kikugorô III (inset) and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Mizuki Tatsuyo, Actually the Monster of the Cat Stone (Jitsu wa Nekoishi no Kai), from an untitled series of actor portraits

三代目尾上菊五郎、「水木辰世実ハ猫石怪」十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Other artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), #185

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 x 24.2 cm (14 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40174

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Iroha Nikki
Theater: Ichimura
東駅いろは日記(とうかいどういろはにっき)
市村
 1861、文久01、07・13

[彫師][改印等]演博006-0024で補う。

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (main image); Gengyo (background)
豊国画(年玉枠)、玄魚

Markings

Censor's seal: (Chicken 7 aratame; cut off of this impression)
Blockcutter's mark: (Horikô Koizumi Kane; cut off of this impression)
改印:(酉七改)
彫師:(彫工小泉兼)

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: 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