Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Okina (R) and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Sanbasô (L)

「翁」五代目市川海老蔵 「三番叟」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseyoshi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 50.2 cm (14 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40799a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Kotobuki Shiki Sanba
Play: Hatsu Dôchû Sugoroku Soga
Theater: Nakamura
寿海式三番(ことぶきしきさんば) 長唄
魁道中双禄曽我(はつどうちゅうすごろくそが)
中村、一番目五幕目
 1859、安政06

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji
改印:未正改
彫師:彫庄治

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