Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Akogi Gennojô, Onoe Kikugorô II as Onnadayû Okoyo (R), Bandô Kamezô I as Settanaoshi Chôgorô, Onoe Kikugorô IV as Kumasaka Ochô (C), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yamazakiya Yogorô, and Nakamura Kamenojô I as the Geisha Azuma (L)

「阿古木源之丞」四代目尾上菊五郎、「女太夫おこよ」二代目尾上菊次郎  「せつた直し長五郎」初代坂東亀蔵、「熊坂お長」四代目尾上菊五郎  「山崎屋与五郎」初代河原崎権十郎、「芸者あづま」初代中村歌女之丞

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73.1 cm (14 3/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44175a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Yume Musubu Chô ni Torioi
Play (main feature): Tsuru wa Chitose Suehiro Soga
Theater: Ichimura
夢結蝶鳥追(ゆめむすぶちょうにとりおい)
鶴松扇曽我(つるはちとせすえひろそが)
市村、二番目
 1856、安政03、03・07

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 12
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯十二
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