Actors Nakamura Enjaku I as Hanzawa Rokurô, Nakamura Fukusuke I as the Courtesan (Yûkun) Akoya, and a Stagehand (Kôken)

「半沢六郎」初代中村延雀、「遊君阿古屋」初代中村福助、後見

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kamaya Kihei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.1 cm (14 1/2 x 9 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40284

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Dannoura Kabuto Gunki
Play (main feature): Toki ni Minna Minobu no Goriyaku
Theater: Morita
壇浦兜軍記(だんのうらかぶとぐんき)
当南身延妙利益(ときにみんなみのぶのごりやく)
森田、二番目大切
 1857、安政04、08・10

<1>中村福助の後見を勤める役者不明。絵本番付には記載なし、要確認。

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳九
彫師:なし

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