Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Fukuoka Mitsugi (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Aburaya Okon, and Arashi Rikan III as Chef (Ryôrinin) Kisuke (L)

「福岡みつぎ」八代目市川団十郎  「油や於こん」三代目岩井粂三郎、「料理人喜介」三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 49.6 cm (14 3/8 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38299a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba
Play (main feature): Mukashi-banashi Sanshô Dayû
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 8
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、子八
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