Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Higuchi no Jirô Kanemitsu, Nakamura Kôzô I as Boatman (Sendô) Mataroku, Bandô Matahachi(?) as Boatman Kichiroku (R), Arashi Kichiroku I as Boatman Tomizô, Nakamura Kansuke(?) as Boatman Kansuke, and Onoe Kikujirô II as the Wi

「樋口ノ次郎兼光」初代中村福助、「船頭又六」初代中村鴻蔵、「同吉六」坂東又八ヵ  「船頭富蔵」初代嵐吉六、「同勘介」中村翫助ヵ、「女房およし」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.5 x 49.2 cm (14 x 19 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43720a-b

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

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 6
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、卯六
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