Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kago no Jinbei (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Nan Yohei (C), and Onoe Baikô IV as Jinbei's Younger Sister (Imôto) Ohaya (L)

「かごの甚兵衛」四代目市川小団次 「南与兵衛」八代目市川団十郎 「甚兵衛妹おはや」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.7 x 74.2 cm (13 11/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44099a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Dekiaki Yawata Matsuri
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:浜、馬込、丑九
彫師:彫竹

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