Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Agemaki's Sukeroku (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as a Vendor of White Sake (Shirozake-uri) (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Miuraya Agemaki (L)

「揚巻ノ助六 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「白さけうり 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「三浦屋揚巻 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 75.1 cm (14 1/8 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45016a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.747 (right sheet only), 11.45016a-c (complete)

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Play (main feature): Aoto Zôshi Hana no Nishiki-e
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:戌二改
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