Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III(?) as the Daughter (Sokujo) Ôhime, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Shimizu Yoshitaka (R), Ichikawa Danzô VI as Nenoi Tarô (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Jijo Shiraito (L)

「息女大姫」三代目岩井粂三郎ヵ、「清水義高」初代中村福助  「根ノ井太郎」六代目市川団蔵  「侍女白糸」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 x 72.4 cm (13 7/8 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.44216a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No performance found that corresponds to this scene. Possibly publicity for the arrival of Ichikawa Danzô VI from Kamigata.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 9
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、辰九
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