Actors Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Hotei, Onoe Kikujirô II as Benzaiten (R), Iwai Kumejirô III as Ebisu, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Bishamon, Suketakaya Takasuke III as Daikoku (C), Sawamura Gennosuke III as Fukurokuju, and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Jurôjin (L)

「布袋」四代目大谷友右衛門、「弁財天」二代目尾上菊次郎  「恵美酒」三代目岩井粂三郎、「毘沙門」三代目嵐吉三郎、「大黒」三代目助高屋高助  「福禄寿」三代目沢村源之助、「寿老人」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 76.3 cm (13 15/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44092a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, Part 1, Act 4): Iro no Minato Kara no Irifune
Play (main feature): Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Ichimura
色湊宝入船(いろのみなとたからのいりふね) 常磐津
里見八犬伝(さとみはっけんでん)
市村、一番目四立目
 1853、嘉永06、01・18

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right and center sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠) 一陽斎豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 1
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、丑正
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