Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Tôgô, Arashi Otohachi III as Goheita (R), Bandô Zenji III as Komasuke, Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Sakubei, and unidentified actors as Kuzaemon and Tarobei (L)

「浅倉尚吾」四代目市川小団次 、「五平太」三代目嵐音八  「久左衛門」、「太郎兵衛」、「作兵衛」初代市川広五郎、 「駒介」三代目坂東善次

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 48.9 cm (14 3/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.28713-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.28713 (right), 11.28714 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.28713-4, 11.38366a-b

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、シタ売
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: August 3, 1911)

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