Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Inaba Kôzô (R), Onoe Kakunosuke I as Midori, and Onoe Kikugorô I as Matsuyama (L)

「稲葉幸蔵」四代目市川小団次  「みどり」初代尾上覚之助、「まつ山」四代目尾上菊五

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.2 x 50.7 cm (14 1/4 x 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40810a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nezumi Komon Haru no Shingata
Theater: Ichimura

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