Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Suketayû's Daughter (Musume) Yaeume (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Akane Tabiya Hanshichi (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Shimobe Hachisuke (L)

「助太夫娘八重梅」二代目尾上菊次郎 「茜足袋屋半七」八代目市川団十郎 「下部八助」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Murataya Ichigorô (Muraichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 75.1 cm (14 5/16 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44003a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hatsumotoyui Soga no Kyôdai
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:村松、吉村
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