Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as the Country Girl (Inaka Musume) Asagao and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Atabô Chôji

「田舎娘朝かほ 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)、「あたぼう長次 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1817 (Bunka 14), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iwatoya Kisaburô (Eirindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.15143

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Muro no Ume Hôgan-biiki
Theater: Miyako

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

改印: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