Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Kaoyo Gozen, Arashi Koroku V as Heiemon's wife Okita, and Nakamura Utaemon IV as Shikama Takubei, in Chûkô Kôshaku

「忠臣講釈」 「顔世御前」二代目尾上菊次郎、「平右エ門妻お北」五代目嵐小六、「錺間宅兵衛」四代目中村歌右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 37.5 cm (10 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25917

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chûkô Homare no Takanawa
Theater: Nakamura
忠孝誉高輪(ちゅうこうほまれのたかなわ)
 中村 二番目

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Kinugasa
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、衣笠
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: 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