Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Asakura Tôgo, Onoe Kikujirô II as Jijo Katsuragi (R), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Higashiyama Yoshimasa kô (C), Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Yamana Saburô, and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ashikaga Mitsuuji (L)

「浅倉当吾」四代目坂東彦三郎、「侍女桂木」二代目尾上菊次郎 「東山よし政公」四代目坂東彦三郎 「山名三郎」初代中村鶴蔵、「足利満氏」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 75.5 cm (14 9/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44195a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take (on right and left sheets)

改印:改、卯七
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