Actors Arashi Hinasuke VII as Ittô's Wife (Tsuma) Shimoyo (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Ittô's Daughter (Musume) Miyuki (C), and Ichikawa Ichizô III as Miyagi Asojirô (L)

「逸当妻霜夜」七代目嵐雛助  「逸当娘深雪」三代目沢村田之助  「宮城阿曽次郎」三代目市川市蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 76.4 cm (14 3/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44305a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No performance found that corresponds exactly to this scene. Possibly advance publicity for Hanagatami Gojûsan Tsugi at the Morita Theater in the following month (intercalary 3).
 見立

年代記には該当する興行なし。万延元年閏3月守田座「花摘篭五十三駅」の予定稿ヵ。

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:申三改
彫師:彫竹

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