Actors Kataoka Nizamon VIII as Karaki Masaemon (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Gonta Dainaiki (C), and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Masaemon's Wife (Nyôbô) Otani (L)

「唐木政右衛門」八代目片岡仁左衛門  「誉田大内記」初代中村福助  「政右衛門女房お谷」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 76.2 cm (14 11/16 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.21296-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21296 (center), 11.21297 (left), 11.21298 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.21296-8, 11.44235a-c

Play: Hatsu Dôchû Sugoroku Soga
Theater: Nakamura
魁道中双禄曽我(はつどうちゅうすごろくそが)
中村
 1859、安政06

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane (on left and right sheets), Koizumi Hori Kane (on center sheet)
改印:未正改
彫師:彫兼 小泉彫兼

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