Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ashikaga Sanshichirô Harutaka and Ôtani Tokuji II as Packhorse Driver (Mago) Ganpachi

「足利三七郎春高」八代目片岡仁左衛門、「馬士ぐわん八」二代目大谷 徳次

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.3 x 24.7 cm (14 5/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40177

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Komamukai Tanomi no Tsumikomi
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 7
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take

改印:午七
彫師:横川彫竹

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