Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Yamabayashi Fusahachi, Onoe Baikô IV as Wife (Nyôbô) Onui (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Inuta Kobungo Yasuyori, and Sawamura Yoshijirô I as Inue Shinbei Masashi (L)

「山林房八」四代目坂東彦三郎、「女房おぬい」四代目尾上梅幸 「犬田小文吾俤順」案代目嵐吉三郎、「犬江親兵衛仁」初代沢村由次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #165

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.3 x 49.1 cm (13 7/8 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43870a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Imaginary performance (mitate).

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 12
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、寅十二
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