Actor Onoe Kikugorô III as Ôe no Hanchû Shirai Gonpachi, in Act VIII of the Play Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi, 7th Month of 1847 (Kôka 4), from the series Titles of Performances (Odori keiyô gedai zukushi)

「踊形容外題尽」「弘化四丁未年七月大吉日」「斧柄梅樹一代噺 後日八まく目 六つ川渡船の場」「大江の藩中しらゐ権八」三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.5 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15637

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi
Theater: Ichimura
Date of performance: 1847
尾上梅寿一代噺(おのえきくごろういちだいばなし)
市村
 1847、弘化04

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰十二
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