Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Minase Rokurô, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yura Hyôgonosuke, and Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Nyôbô) Minato, in Act III (Sandanme) of the Play Yaguchi Watari

「矢口渡 三段目」「南瀬六郎」二代目市川九蔵、「由良兵庫之助」四代目中村歌右衛門、「女房みなと」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.5 cm (10 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25938

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi
Theater: Nakamura
神霊矢口渡(しんれいやぐちのわたし)
中村、一番目
 1848、嘉永01

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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: 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