Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Kanrei Hosokawa Katsumoto and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Matsugae Matonosuke, in the Play Kinoshita Kage Masago no Date-zome, 9th month of 1855 (Ansei 2), from the series Titles of Performances (Odori keiyô gedai zukushi)

「踊形容外題尽」「安政二乙卯年九月大吉日」「木下蔭☆伊達染 足利家御殿の場」「管領細川勝元」四代目坂東彦三郎、「松ヶ枝的之助」初代中村福助、「近習大ぜゐ」

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.4 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43115

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Konoshita Kage Masago no Date-zome
Theater: Ichimura
Date of performance: 1855
木下蔭☆伊達染(このしたかげまさごのだてぞめ)
市村
 1855、安政02

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰十一
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