Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Miuranosuke and Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Nine-tailed Fox (Kyûbi)

「三浦之介 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「九尾 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 24.4 cm (14 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40229

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tamakushige Akebono Soga
Theater: Nakamura
宝九字匣曙曽我(たまくしげあけぼのそが)、だんまり
中村、三立目
 1863、文久03、01・14

本図の役名は辻・役割番付にはなく、絵本番付にのみあり。

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu
七十八歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:亥正改
彫師:松島彫政

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