Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Urashima Tarosaku (R), Onoe Kikugorô IV as Onnadate Ikazuchi Otsuru (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Araiso no Namizô (L)

「浦しま太郎作」五代目坂東彦三郎 「女達雷おつる」四代目尾上菊五郎 「荒磯の浪蔵」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 74.6 cm (14 1/2 x 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44287a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Inochi Kakete Iro no Nibanme
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
命懸色の二番目(いのちかけていろのにばんめ) 常磐津
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 市村、二番目大切

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳九
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