Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Ibaraya Denzô, Fujikawa Kayû III as Ibaraya (Dô) Kujû, Ichikawa Saizaburô as Masayasu's Daughter (Musume) Otsuru (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Akita Hideie, and Nakamura Gennosuke II as Shimobe Minahei (L)

「茨屋伝三」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「同九重」三代目藤川花友、「政安娘お鶴 市川才三郎  「秋田秀家」八代目市川団十郎、「下部みな平」二代目中村源之助

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.5 x 49.7 cm (14 3/8 x 19 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43758a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gohiiki Hisago no Sashimono
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

梓元の應需豊国画

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: 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