Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Terute-hime, Nakayama Ichizô I as Onio Dôhachi (R), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Fisherman (Gyoshi) Namishichi (L)

「てるてひめ」二代目尾上菊次郎、「鬼尾銅八」初代中山市蔵 「漁師浪七」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 50.2 cm (14 3/16 x 19 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43921a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sekai o Hana Oguri Gaiden
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

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

改印:福、村松
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