Actors Sawamura Tôzô I as Kataoka Kôzaemo, Ichiyama Shichizô II as Kaguya Saizaburô, and Ichikawa Yaozô III as Obiya Chôemon

「片岡幸左衛門  沢村東蔵」(初代)、「香具屋才三郎 市山七蔵」(二代目)、「一世一代 おびや長右衛門 市川八百蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1803 (Kyôwa 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 120-0014 (full color)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39.4 x 27 cm (15 1/2 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30207

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (key block); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Possibly a diptych, with 11.13702.

Play (second feature): Katsuragawa Imose no Tsukimi
Play (main feature): Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Ichimura
桂川纈月見(かつらがわいもせのつきみ)
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
 市村、二番目

Inscription

「御江戸出生之市村八百蔵 是迄御贔屓御取立ニ而相勤メ来リ候 御礼舞台御暇乞之口上申上一世一代御名残りと仕当八月八日より日数廿五日之間 千本桜大序より四段目狐忠信の段迄仕二番目世話狂言おはん長右衛門大詰浄るり迄仕八百蔵座付口上 大あたり/\」

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: 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