Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shinjuku Toyokura no kakoi Oyoshi (C) and Nakamura Shikan IV as the Rônin Isokawa Tôjûrô (L); with Nakamura Shikan IV as the Palanquin Bearer Senda, Nakayama Genjûrô II as the Dry Goods Store Clerk Jûzaburô, and Matsumoto K

「新宿豊倉の抱お由 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「浪人磯川東十郎 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「かごかき仙太 中村芝翫」(四代目)、「呉服屋手代重三郎 中山現十郎」(二代目)、「子頭乃和吉 松本錦升」(二代目) 「新宿豊倉の抱お由 沢村田之助」(三代目)、「在郷客おだんな庄左衛門 中村相蔵」(初代) 「浪人磯川東十郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)、「☆倉前通人文賀 中村鴈八」(初代) 、「秤客☆ノ紫正行 沢村田三郎」、「さのや娘お徳 中村いてう」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-6706 (R), 100-6707 (C), 100-6708 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38759a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Uwabami Oyoshi Uwasa no Adauchi
Theater: Nakamura
川中嶋勝利山本(うわばみおよしうわさのあだうち)
 中村、二番目

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:寅正改
彫師:松島彫政

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