Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Shirai Gonpachi (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Komurasaki (C), Ichikawa Shinsha I as the Geisha Otaki, and Arashi Hinasuke VII as the Male Geisha (Otoko geisha) Hinahachi (L)

「白井権八」三代目市川市蔵 「小むらさき」三代目沢村田之助  「芸者おたき」初代市川新車、「男芸者ひな八」七代目嵐雛助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), intercalary 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Itoya Shôbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 77.3 cm (14 3/4 x 30 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.994-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.994 (center), 00.995 (left), 00.996 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.824 (left sheet only), 00.994-6 (complete triptych)

Play (shosa, Part 1, Act 5): Nise Kakete Maru ni Inochi
Play (main feature): Hanagatami Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Morita
縁結柏丸いのち(にせかけてまるにいのち) 花薗
花摘篭五十三駅(はながたみごじゅうさんつぎ)
守田、一番目五立目
 1860、万延01

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey intercalary 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:申壬三改
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock