Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Kinugawa Tanizô (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the Carpenter (Daiku) Rokuza, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Narukami Tsurunosuke (C), and Seki Sanjûrô III as Tsutsumi Dôtetsu (L)

「絹川谷蔵 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「大工六三 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)、「鳴神鶴之助 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「堤道哲 関三十郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 72.7 cm (13 15/16 x 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44353a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi Musubu Uchiwa no Datehimo
Theater: Ichimura
恋取組団伊達紐(こいむすぶうちわのだてひも)
市村
 1862、文久02

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 1 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Masa (on right sheet), Horikô Masa (on center and left sheets)
改印:戌正改
彫師:彫政 彫工政

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