Actors Ichikawa Kuzô III as An no Heibei, Sawamura Tosshô as Gokuin Sen'emon (R), Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Karigane Bunshichi (C), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Hotei Ichiemon, and Nakamura Kôzô I as Yagita Jôsuke (L)

「安野平兵衛」三代目市川九蔵、「極印千右衛門」二代目沢村訥升 「雁金文七」八代目片岡仁左衛門 「布袋市右衛門」初代中村福助、「八木田丈助」初代中村鴻蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 72.7 cm (14 5/16 x 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44261a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Eiyû Koko ni Yorimasa
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane

改印:午十
彫師:彫兼

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