Actors Nakamura Kantarô I as Aitamaya Hiroku, Bando Hikosaburô V as Fukuoka Mitsugi (R), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Aburaya Okon (L)

「相玉や比六 中村翫太郎」(初代)、「福岡貢 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「油やおこん 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 5th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41641a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba

Signed

Ittô Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
一投国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 5 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Katada Hori Chô (on right sheet), Hori Chô (on left sheet)
改印:亥五改
彫師:片田彫長 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