Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Higashiyama Yoshimasa kô, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Tôgo, Onoe Kikujirô II as Fujitsubo no kata (R), Bandô Takesaburô I as Ashikaga Yoshinao (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Jirô Kaja (L)

「東山義正公」四代目坂東彦三郎、「浅倉当吾」四代目市川小団次、「藤壺の方」二代目尾上菊次郎 「足利義尚」初代坂東竹三郎 「次郎冠者」三代目岩井粂三郎

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.4 cm (14 3/8 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44025a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

1851 嘉永04 08・07 江戸 中村 東山桜荘子 ひがしやまさくらぞうし 東山桜荘子 ひがしやまさくらぞうし

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
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