Actors Bandô Shûka I as Naishi, actually the Fox Chieda (Chieda-gitsune), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Gorômata, actually the Fox Tsukamoto (Tsukamoto-gitsune) (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Yamakaze Kanroku, and Ichikawa Komazô VII as Kusunoki Masanori (L)

「内侍実ハ千枝狐」初代坂東しうか、「五郎又実ハ塚本狐」二代目市川九蔵  「山風勘六」三代目嵐吉三郎、「楠正儀」七代目市川高麗蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hon'ya Naoshichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.8 x 50 cm (14 1/2 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43923a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Go Taiheiki Date no Masugata
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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