Actors Bandô Kichiya as Inosuke's Son (Segare) Inomatsu, Arashi Rikan III as Inosuke's Wife (Nyôbô) Otsuyu (R), and Bandô Takesaburô I as Tadasaku's Son (Segare) Tadashichi (L)

「猪介忰猪の松」坂東吉弥、「猪助女房お露」三代目嵐璃寛  「只作忰只七」初代坂東竹三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.9 x 50.2 cm (14 1/2 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43704a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shiranui Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Ox 4
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、丑四
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