Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Tôgo, Ichikawa Ichisaburô as the Oldest Son (Isshi) Tôtarô, and Bandô Matsujirô as the Second Son (Jinan) Kunimatsu

「一子当太郎 市川市三郎」、「朝倉当吾 市川小団次」(四代目)、「二男国松 坂東松次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.5 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40258

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Publisher: Yamazakiya Seishichi or Shimizuya Naojirô?

Play: Sakura Sôshi Gonichi Bundan
Theater: Morita
桜荘子後日文談(さくらそうしごにちぶんだん)
守田
 1861、文久01、08・01

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉八改
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