Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Akogi no Heiji (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Nyôbô) Oume (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hiragawara no Jirozô (R)

「阿漕の平次」四代目坂東彦三郎  「女房お梅」二代目尾上菊次郎  「平河原次郎蔵」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 73.8 cm (14 3/8 x 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44005a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Seishû Akogi-ga-ura
Play: Tojiawase Ayatsuri Kendai
Theater: Kawarazaki
勢州阿漕浦(せいしゅうあこぎがうら)
緘合操見台(とじあわせあやつりけんだい)
河原崎
 1849、嘉永02、10・03

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: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
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