Banzuke

藤川水右衛門<3>関 三十郎、不破数右ヱ門<6>市川 団蔵、舟むし<2>尾上 菊次郎、不破伴左衛門<1>河原崎 権十郎、ふせひめ<3>岩井 粂三郎、深草の少将<5>坂東 彦三郎、福島屋清兵へ<5>市川 海老蔵、福岡貢<8>片岡 仁左衛門 ふか七<4>市川 小団次、ふぢの方<4>尾上 菊五郎、富士太郎<3>市川 市蔵、藤屋伊左衛門<1>中村 福助、富貴太郎<2>沢村 訥升、船橋次郎左衛門<2>尾上 和市、古手屋八郎兵へ<>?、筆助<2>市川 米十郎ヵ、筆売段助<1>中村 翫太郎、ふさ八<1>坂東 亀蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 51 cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43783a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Nishiki-e print designed in the style of a kaomise banzuke and displaying the crest of the Ichimura Theater (Edo). This image was intended to bring the owner good luck and is known as an “uke-e”.

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni hitsu (on left sheet)

応需豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:午三
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