Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Hozumi Shinzaburô, Iwai Kumesaburô III as Geisha Miyokichi (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Sanbasô, Ichikawa Ichizô III as Iwami Jûtarô, and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Oume (L)

穂積新三郎 初代河原崎権十郎、芸者美代吉 三代目岩井粂三郎  三番叟 四代目中村芝翫、石見重太郎 三代目市川市蔵、お梅 三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 49.4 cm (14 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40881a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni makase Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet)

任好豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take (right sheet only)

改印:申八改
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