Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Soga Jûrô Sukenari (R), Onoe Baikô IV as Ôisoya's Wife (Nyôbô) Okiku (C), and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as the Male Geisha (Otoko geisha) Kôga (L)

「曽我十郎祐成」十二代目市村羽左衛門  「大磯屋女房お菊」四代目尾上梅幸  「男芸者高賀」五代目沢村長十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamazakiya Seishichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76.7 cm (14 5/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45554a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Hatsugasumi Yukari no Chô Chidori
Play: Sakaomodaka Yoroi Chôja
Theater: Ichimura
初霞縁蝶鵆(はつがすみゆかりのちょうちどり) 常磐津
沢瀉鎧長者(さかおもだかよろいちょうじゃ)
 市村、五立め

[版元]清水屋直次郎(版元№369)の可能性もあり。

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)
一陽斎豊国画(年玉印)
香蝶楼豊国画(年玉印)
一陽斎豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺
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