Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Takashima Yoneyama, Actually (Jitsu wa) Kôzô, Onoe Kikugorô IV as the Courtesan (Keisei) Matsuyama, and an unidentified child actor as the Kamuro Midori

「 実ハ幸蔵 高島米山」四代目市川小団次、「けいせい松山」四代目尾上菊五郎、「禿 みどり」

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisato (Japanese, died in 1858), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.9 x 25.5 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36824

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nezumi Komon Haru no Shingata
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunisato ga, in toshidama cartouche

国郷画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳三
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