Actors Ichikawa Komazô III as Yuri Hachirô; Bandô Mitsugorô III as Sakaki Sakon, actually Tarô-gitsune; and Iwai Kumesaburô I as Sakon's Wife, actually Kojorô-gitsune

三代目市川高麗蔵の由利八郎、三代目坂東三津五郎の榊左近実ハ太郎狐、初代岩井粂三郎の左近女房実ハ小女郎狐

Japanese
Edo period
1799 (Kansei 11), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.3 x 26.5 cm (15 1/16 x 10 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14397

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Waga Furusato Kari no Tsumegoto
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: August 3, 1911)

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