Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Senzaki Yagorô and Seki Sanjûrô III (in a triple role) as Hayano Kanpei (R), Ono Sadakurô, and Farmer (Hyakushô) Yoichibei (L)

「千崎弥五郎」初代中村福助、「早野勘平」三代目関三十郎 「斧定九郎」三代目関三十郎、「百性与一兵衛」三代目関三十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseyoshi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.6 x 48.6 cm (13 5/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40804a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Irohagana Kane no Sashimono
Theater: Nakamura
いろは仮名金捺(いろはがなかねのさしもの)
中村
 1857、安政04

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 10
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳十
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