Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kôkô Tabako no Sankichi (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Oume, Daughter of the Chigiriya (Chigiriya musume Oume) (C), and Kataoka Gadô II as Yamagataya Gihei (L)

「孝行たばこノ三吉」四代目市川小団次 「千切屋娘お梅」三代目岩井粂三郎 「山形屋儀兵衛」二代目片岡我童

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.4 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21302-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21302 (left), 11.21303 (center), 11.21304 (right)

Play: Hana Butai Banjaku Soga
Theater: Nakamura

The casting is not the same as in the actual play, so the print may have been advance publicity.
花舞台団岩曽我(はなぶたいばんじゃくそが)
中村
 1855、安政02、03・07

実際の配役名とは異なる。予定稿ヵ。

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯二
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