Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Kashiku's Older Brother (Ani) Ichibei (R), Onoe Tamizô II as the Carpenter (Daiku) Rokuza (C), and Onoe Eizaburô III as the Geisha Kashiku (L)

「かしく兄市兵へ 坂東彦三郎」(四代目) 「大切鯉遣ひ」「大工六三 尾上多見蔵」(二代目) 「大当り/\」「芸者かしく 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 76.1 cm (14 11/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43462a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei Banri no Irifune
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

年代記の役名は「かしく兄曲りかねの金五郎」。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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