Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Tonomo's Fiancee (Iinazuke) Tsukasa, Ichikawa Kuzô II as Mochizuki Saemon, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ôtaka Tonomo, and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Innami Kazuma, in Takagi Oriemon Budô Jitsuroku

「高木折右エ門 武道実録」「主殿云号司」二代目尾上菊次郎、「望月左衛門」二代目市川九蔵、「大高主殿」四代目中村歌右衛門、「印南数馬」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.5 cm (10 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25916

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25916, 2009.5007.38

Play (shosa, Act 6 of Part 1): Imayô Mochizuki
Play (main feature): Takagi Oriemon Budô Jitsuroku
Theater: Nakamura
今様望月(いまようもちづき) 常磐津
高木織右武実録(たかぎおりえもんぶどうじつろく)
中村、六幕目
 1848、嘉永01、08・16

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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