Actors Ichikawa Danzô VI as Hige no Ikyû (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Agemaki's Sukeroku (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Miuraya Agemaki (L)

「髦ノ意休 市川団蔵」(六代目) 「揚巻助六 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「三浦屋揚巻 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #5.2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 71.7 cm (14 x 28 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44350a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale): Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Play (main feature): Aoto Zôshi Hana no Nishiki-e
Theater: Ichimura
青砥稿花紅彩画(あおとぞうしはなのにしきえ)
助六所縁江戸桜(すけろくゆかりのえどざくら)、河東
市村、二番目大切
 1862、文久02、03・01

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô
改印:戌三改
彫師:彫長

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