Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Midori, Bandô Kichiya as Katsumi, and Bandô Shûka I as Yamanaya Urazato

「みどり」十三代目市村羽左衛門、「かつみ」坂東吉弥、「山名屋浦里」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 25 cm (14 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15993

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Akegarasu Hana no Nureginu
Play (main feature): Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
明烏花濡衣(あけがらすはなのぬれぎぬ)、清元
市村、八段目の裏
 1851、嘉永04、02・24

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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