Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Tokijirô and Bandô Shûka I as Urazato (in inset); Bandô Mitsugorô VI as the Kamuro Midori (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yamanaya Urazato, and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Kasugaya Tokijirô (L)

(八代目市川団十郎の時次郎と初代坂東しうかの浦里) 「かむろみどり」六代目坂東三津五郎 「山名屋浦里」三代目岩井粂三郎、「春日屋時次郎」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 49.2 cm (14 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40814a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.40814a-b, 11.40818a-b

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2) Akegarasu Yuki no Urazato
Play (main feature): Wakaki no Ume Satomi no Yatsufusa
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳壬五
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