Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Higuchi Jirô Kanemitsu and Nakamura Kôzô I as Boatman (Sendô) Tomizô

「樋口次郎兼光」初代中村福助、「船頭富蔵」初代中村鴻蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40220

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Play (main feature): Torimazete Mitate Kendai
Theater: Ichimura
ひらかな盛衰記(ひらがなせいすいき)
機臨衆目視歌案(とりまぜてみたてけんだい)
市村
 1855、安政02、06・21

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 6
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:改、卯六
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