Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kaminari Shôkurô, Arashi Rikan III as Hotei Ichiemon, Ichikawa Kuzô II as An no Heibei, Iwai Kumesaburô III as Karigane Bunshichi, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Gokuin Sen'emon

「雷庄九郎」五代目市川海老蔵、「布袋市右エ門」三代目嵐璃寛、「安ノ平兵衛」二代目市川九蔵、「厂文七」三代目岩井粂三郎、「極印千右エ門」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.3 x 25.5 cm (14 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40215

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koigoromo Karigane-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki

The actors’ names have been handwritten on slips of paper pasted to the print.
恋衣雁金染(こいごろもかりがねぞめ)
河原崎
 1852、嘉永05、01・13

役者名を墨書した黄色の貼紙あり。

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:米良、渡辺
彫師:彫竹

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