Actors Sawamura Tosshô II as Kageyama Shigenojô (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Yaegaki Monzô (C), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Budayû's Daughter (Musume) Oryû, and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Tsumaki Itsunoshin (L)

「蔭山繁之丞」二代目沢村訥升 「八重垣紋三」初代河原崎権十郎 「武太夫娘お柳」三代目岩井粂三郎、「妻木逸之進」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 75.6 cm (14 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44248a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
Theater: Icbhimura
小袖曽我薊色縫(こそでそがあざみのいろぬい)
市村
 1859、安政06

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未正改
彫師:なし

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