Actors Bandô Shûka I as Gokuin no Osen, later Kaminari no Onaru (R), Asao Okuyama III as Hinin Nirami no Matsu, and Bandô Takesaburô I as Yamakawaya Gonroku (L)

「極印のおせん後に雷のおなる」初代坂東しうか  「非人にらみの松」三代目浅尾奥山、「山川屋権六」初代坂東竹三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 48.3 cm (14 5/16 x 19 in.)

Accession Number

11.43701a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Kawarazaki
No play found that corresponds to this scene.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:浜、馬込、丑五
彫師:彫竹

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