Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Akogi Gennojô and Onoe Kikugorô IV as the Female Street Musician (Onnadayû) Ohaya

「阿古木源之丞」五代目坂東彦三郎、「女太夫おはや」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38774

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yume Musubu Chô ni Torioi
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouches

梅蝶楼国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 3
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sen

改印:改、辰三
彫師:彫工千

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