Actors Arashi Rikan III as Hanaregoma no Chôkichi (R), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Chôkichi's Older Sister (Ane) Oseki (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Nuregami Chôgorô (L)

「放駒の長吉」三代目嵐璃寛 「長吉姉お関」二代目市川九蔵 「濡髪長五郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 74.3 cm (14 7/16 x 29 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21640-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21640 (left), 11.21641 (center), 11.21642 (right)

Play (second feature): Futatsu Chôchô Kuruwa Nikki
Play (main feature): Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Kawarazaki
双蝶仝曲輪日記(ふたつちょうちょうくるわにっき)
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)
河原崎、二番目
 1852、嘉永05、03・03

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Shôjirô (on right sheet)
改印:浜、馬込
彫師:彫工庄次郎

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: August 3, 1911)

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