Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Minagata Jûjibei, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Minami Yobei, and Bandô Shûka I as Jûbei's Wife (Nyôbô) Ohaya, in Tsuma Mukae Iro no Fumizuki

「妻迎艶文月」 「南方十次兵衛」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「南与兵衛」八代目市川団十郎、「十次兵衛女房おはや」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.6 cm (10 3/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25919

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25919, 2009.5007.50

Play: Tsuma Mukae Iro no Fumizuki
Theater: Ichimura
妻迎艶文月(つまむかえいろのふみづき)
市村
 1848、嘉永01、06・25

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
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: 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