Actors Azuma Ichinojô I as Kokonoe and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Obô Kichiza, from the series Comparisons of Lovers, a Collection of Ballads (Koi awase, hauta-zukushi)

「恋合 端唄尽」 「九重」初代吾妻市之丞、「おほう吉三」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sasaya Matabei (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.8 cm (14 11/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.779

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sannin Kichiza Kuruwa no Hatsugai
Theater: Ichimura
三人吉三廓初買(さんにんきちさくるわのはつがい)
市村
 1860、安政07

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:申六改
彫師:彫巳の

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 12, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock