Actors Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Yamana Sônyû (Mochiiri?), Fujikawa Kayû III as Tamaki (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Jirô no kimi, Nakamura Kamenojô I as Chidori (C), Arashi Koroku V as the Mother (Haha) Shiba, and Bandô Shûka I as Asagiri (L)

「山名宗入」四代目大谷友右衛門、「たまき」三代目藤川花友 「次郎の君」八代目市川団十郎、「千鳥」初代中村歌女之丞 「母真柴」五代目嵐小六、「朝きり」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Sashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.9 x 74.5 cm (13 3/4 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44026a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi koku (on middle sheet only)

改印:福、村松
彫師:佐七刻

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