Actors Azuma Ichinojô I as Sugibae, Onoe Kikujirô II as Fuji no Kata (R); Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Higashiyama Yoshimasa kô, Bandô Tamasaburô II (?) as Koshimoto Tamanae (C); Iwai Kumesaburô III as Jirô Kaja, Morita Kan'ya XI as Saga no Kôshitsu (L)

「杉はゑ」初代吾妻市之丞、「ふしの方」二代目尾上菊次郎  「東山義政公」四代目坂東彦三郎、「こし元玉なへ」二代目坂東玉三郎ヵ  「次郎冠者」三代目岩井粂三郎、「さがの後室」十一代目森田勘弥

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 75.7 cm (14 5/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43500a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29169VR (11.29169, 11.45333a-b), 11.43500a-c (complete triptych), 11.45338 (right sheet only)

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 中村

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
彫師:なし

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