Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ohan (inset), Kataoka Gadô II as Akogi no Heiji (R), Seki Sanjûrô III as Hiragawara Jirozô, and Kataoka Gadô II as Katsuragawa Chôemon (inset) (L)

「おはん」三代目岩井粂三郎、「阿漕之平次」二代目片岡我童 「平瓦治郎蔵」三代目関三十郎、「桂川蝶右衛門」二代目片岡我童

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 32.3 x 51.1 cm (12 11/16 x 20 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22374-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.22374 (right), 11.22375 (left)

Play: Zôho Suzuka Kassen
Theater: Nakamura
増補鈴鹿山合戦(ぞうほすずかかっせん)
中村
 1856、安政03

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 8
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰八
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