Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Tsukushi Dairyô Sadayuki and Morita Kan'ya XI as Hasebe Magoemon

「筑紫大領貞行」四代目坂東彦三郎 、「長谷部孫左衛門」十一代目守田勘弥

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40.3 x 28 cm (15 7/8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

11.38136

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otogi Banashi Hakata no Imaori
Theater: Nakamura

The block was not yet completely carved when this impression was made.
御伽譚博多新織(おとぎばなしはかたのいまおり)
中村
嘉永05 (1852)・08

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、子九
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