Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Nitta Shirô Tadatsune (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kobayashi no Asahina (C), Fujikawa Kayû III as Izayoi, and Ichikawa Kuzô II as Daitônai Narikage (L)

「仁田四郎忠常」八代目市川団十郎  「小林朝比奈」三代目嵐吉三郎  「十六夜」三代目藤川花友、「大藤内成景」二代目市川九蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.1 x 72.4 cm (13 13/16 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.15974a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hôraisan Yotsugi Soga
Theater: Ichimura
蓬莱山世嗣曽我(ほうらいさんよつぎそが)
市村
 嘉永04・01

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: 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