Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô as Minami Yohei (TR), Bandô Shûka I as Ohaya (TL), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Konjin Chôgorô (BR), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Minakata Jûnibei (BL)

「南与兵衛」八代目市川団十郎、「おはや」初代坂東しうか、「金神長五郎」四代目市川小団次、「南方十二兵衛」十一代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.5 cm (13 15/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40331

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsumamukae Iro no Fumizuki
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on TL design)

豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、衣笠
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