Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Natsume Shirosaburô, Later (Nochi) Hayami Masajirô Tsuneharu, and Bandô Shûka I as the Niigata Geisha (Geiko) Bijin Omatsu, Actually Ogata Jiraiya, the Female Bandit of Kasamori Pass (Kasamori Tôge no onna tôzoku)

「越之後州椎津近臣 夏目四郎三郎後速見雅次郎常春」八代目市川団十郎、「新潟之芸子美甚於松実ハ笠松峠ノ女盗賊尾形児来也」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Sashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25.6 cm (14 9/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40182

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): Shinpan Koshi no Shiranami
Play (main feature): Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura

The actors’ names have been handwritten on slips of paper pasted to the print.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, shita-uri
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi tô

改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
彫師:佐七刀

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