Actors Bandô Shûka I as the Courtesan Agemaki; Ichikawa Omezô II as Soga no Mankô, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hanakawado Sukeroku, Actually Soga no Gorô, and Ichikawa Komazô VII as the White Sake Vendor (Shirozakeuri) Shinbei, Actually Soga no Jûrô

けいせい揚巻 初代坂東しうか、曽我の満江 二代目市川 男女蔵、花川戸助六実ハ曽我の五郎 八代目市川団十郎、白酒売新兵衛実ハ曽我の十郎 七代目市川高麗蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.2 x 36.6 cm (9 15/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25929

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hanamidoki
Play (main feature): Hana no Yuki Takeda no Kachidoki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga

豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田、シタ売
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: August 3, 1911)

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