Actors Ichimura Takenojô V as Ichimonjiya, Bandô Shûka I as Okaru, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hayano Kanpei

「一文字屋」五代目市村竹之丞、「おかる」初代坂東しうか、「早野勘平」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 36.8 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.16394

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga

香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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