Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Aburaya Okon (inset), Nakayama Ichizô I as Nakai Manno, Nakamura Aizô I in an unidentified role (R), Kataoka Gadô II as Fukuoka Mitsugi (C), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oba Omine (inset), and Ôtani Tokuji II as Aburaya Oshika (L)

「油屋おこん」三代目岩井粂三郎、「仲居万の」初代中山市蔵、初代中村相蔵ヵ 「福岡貢」二代目片岡我童 「伯母おみね」四代目市川小団次、「油屋おしか」二代目大谷徳次

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 77.1 cm (14 3/16 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44193a-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: 11.44163a-c, 11.44193a-c

Play (second feature): Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba
Play (man feature): Hana Shôbu Otoko Kagami
Theater: Nakamura
伊勢☆恋湊(いせおんどこいのみなと)
花菖蒲男鑑(はなしょうぶおとこかがみ)
中村、二番目
 1855、安政02

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯五
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