Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Karukaya Dôshin and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Ishidômaru

「苅萱道心」四代目尾上菊五郎、「石道丸」十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 25.4 cm (14 1/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.39032

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Karukaya Dôshin Tsukushi no Iezuto
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 5
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji

改印:改、辰五
彫師:彫庄治

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