Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Izutsuya Denbei, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Monkey Trainer (Sarumawashi) Yojirô, and Bandô Shûka I as the Geisha (Geiko) Oshun

「井筒屋伝兵へ」八代目市川団十郎、「猿廻し与次郎」四代目市川小団次、「芸子おしゆん」初代坂東しゅうか

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26 x 36.5 cm (10 1/4 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25930

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (interval): Sarumawashi Kadode no Hitofushi
Play (main feature): Ashiya Dôman Ôuchi Kagami
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込、シタ売
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: 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