Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Nanaura (or Shichiura) Tayû (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Hayakawa Takakage (C), and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Fukumasuya Daisuke (L)

「七浦太夫」四代目尾上菊五郎 「早川高景」初代中村福助 「福枡屋大助」八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 72.7 cm (14 3/16 x 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44304a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yayoi-zakura Hisago no Makubari
Theater: Nakamura
☆桜瓢蕈☆(やよいざくらひさごのまくばり)
中村
 1860、安政07

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 2 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Kane (right and center sheets), Koizumi Hori Kane (left sheet)
改印:申二改
彫師:彫兼 小泉彫兼

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