Actors Onoe Shinshichi III as Yoine no Niza, Bandô Shûka I as Gaku no Kosan (R), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Omatsuri Kingorô (L)

「宵寝の仁三」三代目尾上新七、「額の小さん」初代坂東しうか  「お祭金五郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.3 x 51.2 cm (14 11/16 x 20 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29778-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.29778 (left), 11.29779 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.29778-9 (complete), *11.29973 (right sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.43940a-b (complete)

Play: Minoriyoshi Kogane no Kikuzuki
Theater: Nakamura
実成金菊月(みのりよしこがねのきくづき)
中村
 1850、嘉永03

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left sheet)
香蝶楼豊国画 豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
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