Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Koshimoto Kiku, Nakayama Ichizô I as Asayama Chûta (R), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Asayama Tetsuzan (L)

「こし元きく」四代目市川小団次、「浅山忠太」初代中山市蔵  「浅山鉄山」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.7 x 49.5 cm (14 7/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38398a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.28798-9, 11.38398a-b

Play: Minoriyoshi Kogane no Kikuzuki
Theater: Nakamura
実成金菊月(みのりよしこがねのきくづき)
中村
 1850、嘉永03

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: Hama, Magome, reverse aratame
No blockcutter's mark
No publisher's mark
改印:浜、馬込
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