Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Tochimen'ya Yajirobei (R), Nakamura Kamenojô I as Tarafukuya's Daughter (Musume) Okame (C), and Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Kitari Kitahachi (L)

「とちめんや弥二郎兵衛」と代目坂東彦三郎 「たら福や娘お亀」初代中村歌女之丞 「来り喜太八」初代中村鶴蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76 cm (14 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44199a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kagamiyama Gonichi no Ishibumi
Theater: Ichimura
鏡山再盛花碑亀(かがみやまごにちのいしぶみ)
市村
 1855、安政02

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯三
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