Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Otokodate Ude no Kisaburô, Ichimura Kakitsu IV (Ichimura Uzaemon XIII) as Akebono Genta (R), Ichikawa Kuzô III as Tsurugi no Chôzô, Sawamura Tosshô II as Akari Jinzô, and Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Maegami Sakichi (L)

「男達腕ノ喜三郎 市川小団次」(四代目)、「曙源太 市村家橘」(四代目、=十三代目市村羽左衛門)  「剣長蔵 市川九蔵」(三代目)、「紅裡甚三 沢村訥升」(二代目)、「前がみ佐吉 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.7 × 48.4 cm (14 1/16 × 19 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41215a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koko ga Edo Ko-ude no Tatehiki
Theater: Ichimura
慈江戸小腕達引(ここがえどこうでのたてひき)
 市村

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:亥八改
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