Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yodoya Hatsugorô (R), Onoe Baikô IV as Gejo Omatsu, actually Yodomachi Hime (C), and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Tsukushi no Gonroku (L)

「淀屋初五郎」八代目市川団十郎 「下女おまつ実ハ淀町姫」四代目尾上梅幸 「つくしの権六」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 77.8 cm (14 5/8 x 30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44123a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura
No play corresponding to this scene has been found.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、寅正
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