Actors Bandô Kamezô I as Kujibishi no Otoemon (TR), Nakamura Shikan IV as Ibishi no Yokichi (TL), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Izutsuya Shinsuke (BR), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Iroha of the Kanaya (BL)

「九字菱の音右衛門」初代坂東亀蔵、「イ菱の与吉」四代目中村芝翫、「井筒屋新助」十三代目市村羽左衛門 、「加名屋内いろは」三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 24.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

00.1467

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Each yotsugiri image is based on a full-sized ôban print by Kunisada; it is not clear whether the miniature version was designed by Kunisada himself or someone copying him. The MFA collection has the full-sized versions of the two upper images: 11.42932 (TR) and 11.40170 (TL).

For the two upper images:
Play: Tôkaidô Iroha Nikki
Theater: Ichimura
Date of production: 1861.7
東駅いろは日記(とうかいどういろはにっき)
市村
 1861、文久01、07・13

For the two lower images:
Play: Kutsuwa no Oto Tazuna no Somewake
Theater: Ichimura
Date of production: 1861.5
轡音☆染分(くつわのおとたづなのそめわけ)
市村
 1861、文久01、05

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
彫師:なし
版元:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock