Actors Arashi Otohachi III as the Landlord's Wife (Yanushi nyôbô), Nakayama Ichizô I as Kurosawa Gunzô, Onoe Shinshichi III as Yoine no Niza (R), Bandô Shûka I as Gaku no Kosan, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Omatsuri Kingorô (L)

「家主女房」三代目嵐音八、「黒沢軍蔵」初代中山市蔵、「宵寝の仁三」三代目尾上新七 「がくの小三」初代坂東しうか、「お祭り金五郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 50.2 cm (14 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43931a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Minoriyoshi Kogane no Kikuzuki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino

改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
彫師:彫巳の

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