Actors Onoe Tamizô II as both Tenjiku Tokubei (TR) and the Carpenter (Daiku) Rokuza (BR), Arashi Kichisaburô III as the Footman (Yakko) Okahei (CR), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Arakawa Uchikuranoshin (TL), and Onoe Eizaburô III as the Geisha Kashiku (BL)

「奴岡平 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)、「天竺徳米 大工六三 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)、「荒川内蔵之進 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)、「芸者かしく 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 7th month
Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35 x 23.4 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39438

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tenjiku Tokubei Banri no Irifune
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Unsigned (signature probably cut off of this impression at left)

無款

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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