Celebration at the Nakamura Theater (Nakamura-za kotobuki hirô no zu): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, Moritaya Kan’ya XII, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Ichikawa Shinsha I, Tokiwazu Komojidayû (musician), Sawamura Tosshô II, Nakamura Shikan IV

「中村座寿披露之図」「河原崎権十郎」(初代)、「守田かん弥」(十二代目)、「市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)、「内縁 市川新車」(初代)、「内縁 常磐津小文字太夫」、「内縁 沢村訥升」(二代目)、「内縁 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Murayamaya Genbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38962

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of incomplete triptych; publisher and date seal on left sheet.

MFA impressions: 11.38743a-c (complete), 11.38962 (right sheet only)

Signed

Ôju Kunisada ga

応需国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 9 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:丑九改
彫師:片田彫長

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