Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Murashôya Tôgo and Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Police Officer (Torite) Yonefuji

「浅倉村庄屋当吾」四代目市川小団次、「捕人米藤」初代市川広五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40181

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura

The actors’ names have been handwritten on slips of paper pasted to the print.
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
中村
 1851、嘉永04、08・07

「市川小団次」「市川広五郎」と墨書した貼紙あり。

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:米良、渡辺
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