Actors Sawamura Tanosuke II as Okoma (R), Onoe Matsusuke II as Saizaburô (C), and Segawa Rokô IV as Oriku of Ayase Village (Ayasemura no Oriku, L)

「おこま 沢村田之助」(二代目)  「才三郎 尾上松助」(二代目)  「綾せ村のおりく 瀬川路考」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1811 (Bunka 8), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.2 x 77.5 cm (15 7/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22808-10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22808 (left), 11.22809 (center), 11.22810 (right)

Play (grand finale, Jôruri): Akatsuki Kane wa Asakusa
Play (second feature): O-Edo Meibutsu Nishiki-e no Hajimari
Play (main feature): Sakai-chô Maizuru Soga
Theater: Nakamura
払暁鐘浅草(あかつきのかねはあさくさ)
東都名物錦絵始(おえどめいぶつにしきえのはじまり)
銀杏鶴曽我(さかいちょうまいづるそが)
中村 、二番目序幕

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
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