Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ueki-uri Otomatsu (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as the Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi) ...saku (inset), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Boatwoman (Sendô) Okino (L)

「植木売音松 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「猿廻し 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「船頭おきの 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41628a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Ukiyo no Sugatami
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:亥八改
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