Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Tabakokiri Sashichi (R), Ichikawa Ichizô III as Nakaneya Sagorô, unidentified actor as the Servant (Gejo) Osaki (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as the Girl (Musume) Ofusa (L)

「たばこ切佐七」初代中村福助  「中根屋左五郎」三代目市川市蔵、「下女おさき」 「娘おふさ」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 76.3 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1024a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No play found that corresonds to this scene. Possibly advance publicity for a play that was never performed due to the burning of the Morita theater in the 1st month of 1858.

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 12
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳十二
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock