Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hiranoya Tokubei and Onoe Kikujirô II as Tenmaya Ohatsu, in the Play Shimo no Tsurugi Sonezaki Shinjû

「天満屋おはつ 平野屋徳兵衛 霜剣曽根崎心中 よみうり上下」 「平野や徳兵衛」八代目市川団十郎 「天満屋お初」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 37 cm (10 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40334

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): Shimo no Turugi Sonezaki Shinjû
Play (main feature): Muro no Ume Mibae Genji
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:米良、村田
彫師:彫竹

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