Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Katsuragi, Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Katsuragi's Chôkichi (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Asakura Tôgo, Onoe Kikujirô II as His Wife (Nyôbô) Omine, and Nakayama Ichizô I as Hachiemon (L)

「かつら木」三代目岩井粂三郎、「かつさき長吉」四代目坂東彦三郎  「浅倉村尚吾」四代目市川小団次、「女房おミね」二代目尾上菊次郎、「八右衛門」初代中山市蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 8th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.3 x 51 cm (14 5/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38393a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Higashiyama Sakura Zôshi
Theater: Nakamura
東山桜荘子(ひがしやまさくらぞうし)
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、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