Actors Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Yokokawa Jôzaemon, Nakamura Kôzô I as the Dancer (Odoriko) Okô (R), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Kinmon no Izabu (C), and Onoe Kikujirô as Koume no Oyoshi (L)

「横川丈左衛門」初代中村鶴蔵、「おどり子おこう」初代中村鴻蔵  「金紋の伊三」四代目坂東彦三郎  「小梅のおよし」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.7 cm (14 3/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44168a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29190-2, 11.44168a-c

Play: Kagamiyama Gonichi no Ishibumi
Theater: Ichimura
鏡山再盛花碑亀(かがみやまごにちのいしぶみ)
市村
 1855、安政02、03・17

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take (on center and left sheets)
改印:改、卯三
彫師:彫竹

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