Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Okugata Ayanodai, Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Chikuzen no kami Hisayoshi (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as the Courtesan (Keisei) Fuyô, Morita Matasaburô as Hachisuba Yoroku (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Ishikawa Goemon (L)

「奥方綾の台」三代目岩井粂三郎、「築前守久吉」四代目坂東彦三郎 「けいせい芙蓉」二代目尾上菊次郎、「蓮葉与六」森田又三郎 「石川五右衛門」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.4 cm (14 3/8 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44006a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kinoshita Soga Megumi no Masagoji
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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