Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Genin Shinsaku (R), Nakamura Matsue III as Zesai's Daughter (Musume) Otsuyu (CR), Nakamura Utaemon III as Konoshita Tôkichi (C), Ichikawa Ichizô I as Kusuriya Zesai (CL), and Onoe Baikô III as Satô Masakiyo (L)

「下人新作 坂東三津五郎」(三代目) 「是斎娘おつゆ 中村松江」(三代目) 「此下東吉 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「薬屋是斎 市川市蔵」(初代) 「佐藤政清 尾上梅幸」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 5th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 36.8 x 126.2 cm (14 1/2 x 49 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42142a-e

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Nakamura
祇園祭礼信仰記(ぎおんさいれいしんこうき)
 中村

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on sheets 1-4 from right), Kunisada ga (on sheet 5)
五渡亭国貞画 国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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