Actors Ichikawa Danjurô VIII as Narushima Naoshige, Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Tsubone Matatabi (R), Nakayama Ichizô I as Yashiro Genba, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Takayama Kengyô (C), and Onoe Baikô IV as the Concubine (Aishô) Kochô (L)

「成島直繁」八代目市川団十郎、「局またゝび」初代中村鶴蔵  「八代玄番」初代中山市蔵、「高山検校」四代目市川小団次  「愛妾胡蝶」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 7th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 76.8 cm (14 1/8 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44095a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana no Saga Nekomata Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura (9th month)
花埜嵯峨猫魔稿(はなののさがねこまたぞうし)
中村
 1853、嘉永06、09・15

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑七
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