Actors Bandô Shûka I as Oshun (inset), Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Tsuriganeya Gonbei (R); Asao Okuyama III as Wachigaiya Hachibei, Arashi Rikan III as Yojirô's Wife Owasa (C); Ôtani Tomomatsu I as Izutsuya Gorobei, Bandô Takesaburô I as Denbei (inset) (L)

「おしゆん」初代坂東しうか、「釣がね屋権兵衛」四代目大谷友右衛門  「輪ちがひや八兵衛」三代目浅尾奥山、「与二郎女房おわさ」三代目嵐璃寛  「井筒屋五郎兵衛」初代大谷友松、「伝兵衛」初代坂東竹三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 73.8 cm (14 3/8 x 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44154a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Hatsugasumi Onna Saruhiki
Play (main feature): Miyakodori Nagare no Shiranami
Theater: Kawarazaki
初霞女猿廻(はつがすみおんなさるひき)
都鳥廓白浪(みやこどりながれのしらなみ)
河原崎、二番目中幕
 1854、嘉永07、03・01

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅三
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