Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Iwamoto-in no Chigo Shiragikumaru, Bandô Kamezô I as Settanaoshi Katase no Matsu (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as Hôju Tamaya Kisegawa, Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Enoshima Nyûdô Kaion (C), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Isami Ôiso no Tora (L)

「岩本院ノ児白菊丸」四代目尾上菊五郎、「せつた直シ片瀬の松」初代坂東亀蔵 「宝珠玉屋喜瀬川」二代目尾上菊次郎、「江の島入道海音」初代中村鶴蔵 「いさみ大磯の虎」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.5 x 75.6 cm (13 9/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44194a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Related to an earthquake print, 11.29507.9a-c. It is unclear which design came first.

Play: Tsuru wa Chitose Suehiro Soga
Theater: Ichimura
鶴松扇曽我(つるはちとせすえひろそが)
市村
 1856、安政03

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