Actors Nakamura Fukusuke II as Yoemon (R), Nakamura Tsurusuke IV as Kasane (L), and Nakayama Genjûrô II as Kingorô (inset)

「与右衞門 中村福助」(二代目)、「かさね 中村鶴助」(四代目)、「金五郎 中山現十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.2 x 25 cm (14 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45486

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Tsumagasane Gedatsu no Kinugawa
Play (main feature): Sono Na Nomi Karigane-zome
Theater: Morita

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni ga

七十八歳豊国画(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:亥六改
彫師:片田彫長

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