Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Minazuru-hime and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ushiwakamaru

「みな鶴ひめ」二代目尾上菊次郎、「牛わか丸」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nakayone (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40185

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (interval): Tora no Maki
Play: Ehon Gappô-ga-tsuji
Theater: Kawarazaki
虎之巻(とらのまき)
絵本合法衢(えほんがっぽうがつじ)
河原崎、一番目と二番目の間
 1850、嘉永03、09・09

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、シタ売
彫師:なし

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