Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Yokogushi Otomi (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kannon Kyûhei (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Mukôkizu Yosaburô (L)

「横ぐしおとみ」四代目尾上梅幸 「くわんおん久平」四代目市川小団次 「向きず与三郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 75.6 cm (14 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44070a-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: 11.29116-8, 11.44070a-c

Play (second feature): Yowa Nasake Ukiyo no Yokogushi
Play (main feature): Hana to Mimasu Yayoi no Hatsuyaku
Theater: Nakamura
与話情浮名の横ぐし(よはなさけうきなのよこぐし)、吾妻の宮源氏店
花☆宿初役(はなとみますやよいのはつやく)
中村、二番目
 1853、嘉永06、03・15

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Ox 3, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、丑三、シタ売
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