Actor Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Akushichibyôe Kagekiyo, Seki Sanjûrô III as Chichibu no Shôji Shigetada, and Nakayama Genjûrô I as Mihonotani Shirô Kunitoshi, 1st Month of 1848 (Kaei 1), from the series Titles of Performances (Odori keiyô gedai zukushi)

「踊形容外題尽」 「嘉永元戊申卯年正月大吉日」「月梅摂景清 第一ばんめ大詰 日向国宮崎の場」「悪七兵ヱ景清」四代目市川小団次、「秩父の庄司重忠」三代目関三十郎、「三保ノ谷四郎国俊」初代中山現十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43114

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsuki no Ume Megumi no Kagekiyo
Theater: Nakamura
Date of performance: 1848

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳正
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