Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige no Ikyû (R), Bandô Shûka I as Agemaki of the Miuraya (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Agemaki's Sukeroku (L)

「髦の意体」四代目市川小団次 「三浦屋揚巻」初代坂東しうか 「揚巻の助六」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 40.2 x 84.6 cm (15 13/16 x 33 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39063a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hanamidoki
Play (main feature): Hana no Yuki Takeda no Kachidoki
Theater: Nakamura
助六廓の花見時(すけろくくるわのはなみどき) 半太夫
花眺雪武田勝凱(はなのゆきたけだのかちどき)
中村、二番目大切
 1850、嘉永03、03・06

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、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: 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