Actors Ichikawa Danzô VI as Akamatsu Tarô Masanori, Kataoka Ainosuke III as Yamada's Daughter (Musume) Chiyogiku (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Ashikaga Yoshitsugi, and Onoe Kikujirô II as Shizunome Kôbai (L)

「赤松太郎政則」六代目市川団蔵、「山田ノ娘千代菊」三代目片岡愛之助 「足利義次」初代中村福助、「しつノ女紅梅」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.5 x 49.5 cm (13 9/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43861a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Motomishi Hana Bunbu no Noriwake
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 10
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰十
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