Actors Segawa Kikunojô III as Godaisaburô's Wife (Nyôbô) Kanoha, Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Hannya Gorô Tokimune, and Ishikawa Hakuen I as the Pilgrim Kakuzen, actually Ôtomo no Yamanushi

「五代三郎女房かのは 瀬川菊之丞」(三代目)、「はんにや五郎時宗 市川団十郎」(七代目)、「しゆ行者くわく善 実は大伴の山主  市川白猿」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1800 (Kansei 12), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14447

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (kaomise): Oishigeru Nami no Uneune
Theater: Ichimura
生茂波溶渦(おいしげるなみのうねうね)
市村
 七代目市川団十郎襲名狂言。

Danjûrô VII officially succeeded to the family name on this occasion, performing with his grandfather Hakuen, who had been Danjûrô V.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印: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: 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