Actors Kataoka Ainosuke III Greeting the Audience, with Nakamura Fukusuke I as Gonda Naiki (inset) (R); Morita Kan'ya XI Greeting the Audience, with Ichikawa Danzô VI as Karaki Masaemon (inset) (L)

三代目片岡愛之助(口上)、「誉田内記 鎗でんじゆ」初代中村福助  十一代目森田勘弥(口上)、「唐木政右衛門 出たつの場」六代目市川団蔵

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.8 x 49.8 cm (14 1/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43781a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Motomishi Hana Bunbu no Norikake
Theater: Morita

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