Actors Iwai Kumezaburô III as the Dancer (Odoriko) Oyama, Iwai Shijaku I as the Dance Teacher (Odori no shishô) Koume no Koyoshi (R), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Kotengu Chôkichi (L)

「おどり子おやま 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)、「おとりの師匠小梅の小よし 岩井紫若」(初代)  「小天狗長吉 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1837 (Tenpô 8), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36.9 x 51 cm (14 1/2 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29580-1

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29580 (right), 11.29581 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.29580-1, 11.40686a-b

Play: Yayoi no Hana O-Edo no Irifune
Theater: Nakamura
桜花大江戸入船(やよいのはなおえどのいりふね)
中村
 1837、天保08、03・11

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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