Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Fujiwara Shihei; Child Actors as the Schoolchildren (Tenaraiko) Saizô, Yonejirô, Shinsaku, Matsuzô (?) (R), Tomigorô, Kinzô, Matsunosuke, and Tamijirô; and Onoe Kikugorô III as Sugawara Michizane (L)

「藤原時平 市川団十郎」(七代目)、「手習子 西蔵」、「米次郎」、「新作」、「松蔵ヵ」   「富五郎」、「金蔵」、「松之介」、「民次郎」 、「菅原道真 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1816 (Bunka 13), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-3363 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 50.2 cm (14 7/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25011-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.25011 (right), 11.25012 (left)

Play: Ume Sakura Aioi Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
梅桜松双紙(うめさくらあいおいぞうし)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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