Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Shukugawara Omoto (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Shinsuke, actually Inue Shinbei, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII(?) as Kojoku Ohana (L)

「宿河原おもと」三代目岩井粂三郎 「親助実犬江親兵衛」初代中村福助、「小ちよくお花」十三代目市村羽左衛門ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 40.2 x 55 cm (15 13/16 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.39051a-b

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39051a-b (key block), 11.43693a-b (full color)

Play: Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込、丑正
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