Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Aburaya Okon, Ichikawa Komazô VII as Aidamaya Kitaroku (R), Asao Okuyama III as Nakai Manno, Arashi Rikan III as Cook (Ryôrinin) Kisuke (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Fukuoka Mitsugi (L)

「あぶら屋おこん」三代目岩井粂三郎、「藍玉屋喜太六」七代目市川高麗蔵  「仲居まんの」三代目浅尾奥山、「料理人喜助」三代目嵐璃寛  「福岡貢」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 75.3 cm (14 1/2 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43984a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.43965a-c, 11.43984a-c

Play (second feature): Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba
Play (main feature): Mukashi-banashi Sanshô Dayû
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Murata, Rat 4
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、村田、子四
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