Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yohei, the Son-in-Law of the Furniture Store (Dôguya muko), and Iwai Yonejirô I as Otake, a Worker at the Furniture Store (Dôguya naka hataraki )

「道具屋むこ与兵衛 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「道具屋仲はたらきお竹 岩井米次郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Iseya Tetsujirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3097

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 24.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.29141

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych.

MFA impressions: 11.29141 (right sheet only), 11.38752a-c, 11.38981a-c

Play: Mukashi-banashi Homare Soga
Theater: Nakamura
昔噺誉曽我(むかしばなしほまれそが)、道具屋の場
中村
 1864、文久04、02・15

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子二改
彫師:片田彫長

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