Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Sumabei, Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Nikki Kiyonosuke (R), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Shinonome (L)

「須广平」四代目市川小団次、「仁木喜代之亮」四代目坂東彦三郎  「しのゝ女」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 50.3 cm (14 3/16 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43760a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 中村

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、シタ売
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