Actors Nakamura Daikichi III as Koshimoto Fusano (R), Arashi Rikan III as Masaki Shôzaburô (C), Kataoka Gadô II as Kiura Shingo and Asao Okuyama III as Shimobe Naosuke (L)

「こし元房の」三代目中村大吉  「正木庄三郎」三代目嵐璃寛  「木浦新吾」二代目片岡我童、「下部直助」三代目浅尾奥山

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese), Blockcutter Sugawa Sennosuke (Hori Sennosuke) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 76.2 cm (14 13/16 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.21452-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21452 (left), 11.21453 (center), 11.21454 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.21452-4, 11.44162a-b

Play (second feature): Sodegaura Kokyô no Nishiki
Play (main feature): Soga Moyô Kameyama-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 8
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Sen

改印:改、卯八
彫師:彫工千

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