Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Jûrô Sukenari and Bandô Shûka I as Izayoi, in the Play Koi no Minato Hatsuni no Irifune (sic; = Koi no Minato Kogane no Irifune)

「浄瑠理 こがねのますに米升 恋湊優入☆ 五立目ニ相勤申候」 「十郎祐成」八代目市川団十郎 「十六夜」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.5 x 36.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40335

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi no Minato Hatsuni no Irifune (sic; = Koi no Minato Kogane no Irifune)
Play (main feature): Mimasu Mimasu Karigane Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

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

改印:衣笠、渡辺
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