Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kozaru Shichinosuke (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Shichinosuke's Younger Sister (Imôto) Onami, Asao Yoroku II as Kuraganoya Gohei (C), and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Goshuden Okuma (L)

「小猿七之助」四代目市川小団次 「七之助妹おなみ」十三代目市村羽左衛門、「倉ヶ野屋五兵衛」二代目浅尾与六 「御しゆでんお熊」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 76.6 cm (14 3/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44283a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ami Moyô Tôrô no Kiku Kiri
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 6
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳六
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