Actors Bandô Takesaburô I as Hinode no Tsurukichi, Ichikawa Kuzô II as Jûni Tôsuke (R); Iwai Kumesaburô III as both Kokai Hisamatsu and Aburaya Osome (C); and Iwai Kumesaburô III as both Terashima no Omitsu and Shizunome Osaku (L)

「日の出の鶴吉」初代坂東竹三郎、「十二藤助」二代目市川九蔵  「子飼久松」・「あぶら屋お染」三代目岩井粂三郎  「寺島のお光」・「しづの女お作」 三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 75.4 cm (14 3/16 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45555a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

b and c panels out of order ?

Play (finale): Shinjû Asu no Uwasa
Play (second feature): Osome Hisamatsu Ukina no Yomiuri
Play (main feature): Yama Warau Haru no Kiyomizu
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松、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: 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