Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Ichizôji Harima and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Fukuhara Komanojô (R), and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Sanshichirô Yoshitaka (L)

「一造寺播磨」三代目市川市蔵、「福原駒之丞」初代中村福助  「三七郎義高」八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Kinnosuke (Kinjirô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 49.4 cm (14 5/16 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40806a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29582-3, 11.29707-8, 11.29984-5, 11.40806a-b

Play: Komamukai Tanomi no Tsumikomi
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 7
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kaju

改印:午七
彫師:彫家寿

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