Actors, from right: Kawarazaki Kunitarô I as the Geisha O...; Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Masukichi, a Seller of New Sake (Shinshu no urite); Iwai Shijaku II as the Geisha Odai; Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yasohachi, a Seller of New Sake; Ichikawa Sadanji I as Sak

「げい者お 河原崎国太郎」(初代)  「新酒の売手升吉 河原崎権十郎」(初代)    「げい者おだい 岩井紫若」(二代目)    「新酒の売手八十八 市川小団次」(四代目)  「新酒の売手左吉 市川左団次」(初代)  「 岩井久次郎」(三代目)、「 中村いてう 」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 406-0113 (sheet 2), 406-0114 (sheet 3), 406-0115 (sheet 4)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban hexaptych

Accession Number

11.38782a-f

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (jôruri): Mina Mezame Ehô no Irifune
Play (main feature): Chobandai Soga no Shimadai
Theater: Nakamura
浄瑠理 衆覚恵方の入船(みなめざめえほうのいりふね)、2番目大切、常磐津
鶴寿亀曽我島台(ちよばんだいそがのしまだい)、4番続
中村
 1865、乙丑、元治02、01・13

Signed

Kunisada hitsu (on all but center right sheet), Baichôrô Kunisada hitsu (on center right sheet)
国貞筆 梅蝶楼国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑二改
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