Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Fujiya Izaemon (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yûgiri of the Ôgiya (C), Onoe Kikujirô II as Wife (Nyôbô) Ohana, and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Yoshidaya Kizaemon (L)

「藤屋伊左衛門」二代目片岡我童 「扇屋夕きり」三代目岩井粂三郎 「女房おはな」二代目尾上菊次郎、「吉田屋喜左衛門」四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.1 cm (14 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44126a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Kuruwa Bunshô
Play (main feature): Hanamidô Yamato Bunko
Theater: Nakamura
廓文章(くるわぶんしょう) 常磐津、竹本
花☆堂大和文庫(はなみどうやまとぶんこ)
中村、二番目大切
 1854、嘉永07、03・11

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 2
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、寅二
彫師:彫竹

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