Actors Ichikawa Ichisaburô as First Son (Isshi) Tôtarô, Bandô Matsujirô as Second Son (Jinan) Kunimatsu, Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Nyôbô) Omine (R), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Tôgo (L)

「一子当太郎」市川市三郎、「二男国松」坂東松次郎、「女房お峰 尾上菊次郎」(二代目) 「浅倉当吾 市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 x 49.2 cm (14 1/16 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40847a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sakura Sôshi Gonichi Bundan
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:酉七改
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