Actors Arashi Kangorô I as Yoshida Kango (right), Nakamura Fukusuke I as a Puppet of Yaoya Hanbei (above), and Nakamura Kangorô I as Yoshida Kanta (left)

「吉田勘吾」初代嵐冠五郎、「八百屋半兵衛」初代中村福助、「吉田かん太」初代中村勘太郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.3 x 24.5 cm (13 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.52.9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (opening of Part 2): Na Nomi Yaoya Ryôri no Futsutsuka
Play (main feature): Wakaki no Ume Satomi no Yatsufusa
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches

梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 4
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳四
彫師:なし

Provenance

1952, gift of Louis Aaron Lebowich (b. 1880), Boston, to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich