Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Mataharu, Actually (jitsu wa) Suetake (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Nyôbô) Okiku (C), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Minamoto no Yorimitsu, and Hataya Shichiemon I as a servant (L)

「又治実ハ季武」四代目市川小団次 「女房おきく」二代目尾上菊次郎 「源頼光」八代目市川団十郎、初代幡谷七右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73.4 cm (14 5/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43989a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Azuma Dairi Hana mo Yoshikado
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
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