Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Tenjiku Tokubei Dainichimaru (R), Ichikawa Danzô VI as Saemon no Tomoshige, and Nakamura Enjaku as Rokurô Kiyosada (L)

「天竺徳兵衛大日丸」三代目市川市蔵 「左衛門友重」六代目市川団蔵、「六郎清定」中村延雀

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 x 50 cm (14 1/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40822a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Irifune Soga Nihon no Torikaji
Theater: Morita
入☆曽我和取楫(いりふねそがにほんのとりかじ)
森田
 1857、安政04

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳三
彫師:なし

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