Actors Bandô Shûka I as the Daughter (Musume) Izayoi, Seki Sanjûrô III as Kanezashi Tosho (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Aoto Fujitsuna (C), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Agata Ishisaburô, and Nakamura Gennosuke II as Priest (Sô) Keikû (L)

「娘十六夜」初代坂東しうか、「金刺図書」三代目関三十郎 「青砥藤綱」四代目中村歌右衛門 「県井司三郎」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「僧景空」二代目中村源之助

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73.2 cm (14 5/16 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43998a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (main feature): Aoto Banashi
Theater: Ichimura
青砥調(あおとばなし)
市村
 1849、嘉永02、01・17

Inscription

「青陽石廰礎 一名青砥譚 一筆庵作 豊国画 初輯二輯うり出し申候」

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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