Actors Ichikawa Komazô VII and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Constables (Torite no menmen), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ashikaga Sanshichirô Yoshitaka

「捕手の面々」七代目市川高麗蔵、四代目市川小団次、「足利三七郎義孝」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.5 x 35.6 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.40240

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kozotte Kuruwa Mimasu no Datezome
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「名人達の跡恐多き義高の役つとめて」

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 2
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松、丑二
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