Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Fukuoka Mitsugi (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Ryôrinin Kisuke, and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Aburaya Okon (L)

「福岡みつぎ」二代目沢村訥升  「料理人喜介」十三代目市村羽左衛門 、「油屋おこん」三代目沢村田之助

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 6th month
Artist Shunpûsha (Japanese), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 34.8 x 49 cm (13 11/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37489a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Toji Awase Kabuki no Ezôshi
Theater: Ichimura
緘合戯場画草紙(とじあわせかぶきのえぞうし)
市村
安政06 (1859)・06・03

Signed

Shunpûsha ga (on each sheet)
春風舎画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:未六改
彫師:彫竹

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