Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ashikaga Mitsuuji (R); Bandô Minosuke III as Koreyoshi and Iwai Tojaku I as Katsuragi (CR); Ichikawa Kuzô II as Yusanoshin Kunisuke (C); Sawamura Tosshô I as Ashikaga Yoshihisa (CL); and Bandô Tamasaburô I as Tasogare (L), i

内裡模様源氏紫(ごしょもようげんじのえどぞめ) 「足利光氏 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目) 「惟吉 坂東簑助」(三代目)、「桂木 岩井杜若」(初代) 「湯佐之進国助 市川九蔵」(二代目) 「足利義尚 沢村訥升」(初代) 「たそがれ 坂東玉三郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kyoto City Mus., Yomu, miru, asobu Genji monogatari no sekai (2008), #100

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 35 x 112.9 cm (13 3/4 x 44 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42160a-e

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, interval): Gosho Moyô Genji no Edo-zome
Play (main feature): Yanagi Sakura Iroe no Kagabone
Theater: Ichimura

The impression exhibited in Kyoto includes the name of the play at the far right edge, cut off of this impression.

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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