Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Kurando Tokisada (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kikori Magosaku (C), and Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Magosaku's Wife (Nyôbô) Oryû (L)

「蔵人時定」初代中村福助 「樵夫孫作」八代目市川団十郎 「孫作女房お柳」二代目中村富十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 77.2 cm (14 13/16 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44131a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ume Yanagi Sakigake-zôshi
Theater: Ichimura
梅柳魁双紙(うめやなぎさきがけぞうし)
市村
 1854、嘉永07、03・13

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、寅三
彫師: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