Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Ôtaka Tonomo (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Danjûrôshichi, and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hanshirô Oroku (L)

「大高主殿 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 、「 お六 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.9 × 50.7 cm (14 1/8 × 19 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41211a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsukimi no Hare Meiga no Ichijiku
Theater: Ichimura

The play opened on the 24th day of the 8th month, so this print must have served as an advance notice.
月見晴名画一軸(つきみのはれめいがのいちじく)
 市村

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 7 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌七改
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