Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hakata Kojorô, Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Warumono Shinsuke (R), Bandô Takesaburô I as Marikawa Shizuka, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Akamatsu Jûtamaru (L)

「はかた小女郎」三代目岩井粂三郎、「わる者新助」四代目坂東彦三郎  「鞠川志津广」初代坂東竹三郎、「赤松重太丸」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kagaya Yasubei (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.6 x 50.8 cm (14 7/16 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

11.43885a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otogi Banashi Hakata no Imaori
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji

改印:浜、馬込、子九
彫師:彫庄治

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