Actors Bandô Shûka I as Shiranui Daijin, actually Wakana-hime (R), Arashi Rikaku II as Hananomura Chigusa, actually Shûsaku, and Arashi Kangorô I as Arashio Yatôta (L)

「白ぬひ大尽実ハ若那姫」初代坂東 しうか  「花の村千種実は秋作」二代目嵐璃珏、「荒潮弥藤太」初代嵐冠五郎

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 51 cm (14 7/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43707a-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