Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Tamiya Iemon, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yatô Yomoshichi, and Bandô Shûka I as Yomoshichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Osode, in Yotsuya no Kikigaki, No. 12 from an untitled series

「四ツ谷聞書」 「民谷伊右エ門」八代目市川団十郎、「矢藤与茂七」四代目市川小団次、「与茂七女房お袖」初代坂東しうか 「十二」

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.4 cm (10 1/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25928

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Manete Mimasu Yotsuya no Kikigaki
Theater: Ichimura
当三升四谷聞書(まねてみますよつやのききがき)
市村、一番目
嘉永01 (1848)・09・28

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
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