Actor Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Agemaki no Sukeroku (C), with unidentified actors as Miuraya Agemaki (R) and Miuraya Shiratama (L)

「三浦屋揚巻」  「揚巻の助六」八代目市川団十郎  「三うら屋白玉」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 72.6 cm (14 3/16 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44185a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary production (mitate) starring the late Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII, who had died in 1854.
 見立

助六は<8>市川団十郎だが、揚巻は<4>尾上梅幸風、白玉は<1>坂東しうか(もしくは<1>坂東竹三郎風の美人画ヵ。<8>市川団十郎は嘉永7年8月没。

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯四
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