Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kasugaya Tokijirô, actually Satô Yomoshichi; Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Midori (R); and Bandô Shûka I as Yamanaya Urazato (L)

「春日屋時次郎 実ハ佐藤与茂七」八代目市川団十郎、「みどり」十三代目市村羽左衛門  「山名屋浦里」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Echizenya Hachiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyhoshi Prooject db (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.4 x 50.2 cm (14 5/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38397a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Two right sheets of incomplete triptych.

Play: Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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