Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Koshô Kichiza, Iwai Kumesaburô III as Yaoya Oshichi, and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Gejo Osugi, in Takane no Kumo Yorokobi Soga, No. 19 of an untitled series

「高蓉岳雲賀曽我」 「小性吉三」四代目尾上梅幸、「八百屋お七」三代目岩井粂三郎、「下女お杉」五代目沢村長十郎 「十九」「終」

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.6 x 37.6 cm (10 1/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25914

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25914, 2009.5007.40

Play: Sono Mukashi Koi no Edo-zome, Takane no Kumo Yorokobi Soga
Theater: Nakamura
其往昔恋江戸染(そのむかしこいのえどぞめ)
高蓉岳雲賀曽我(たかねのくもよろこびそが)
中村 二番目

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga
香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、吉村
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: August 3, 1911)

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