Ken Game for the First Day of the Horse (Hatsuuma ken): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as the Fishmonger (Sakanauri) Misuji no Tsunakichi, Nakamura Shikan IV as the Candy Seller (Awamochi no Kyokuzuki) Antarô, and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Another Candy Selle

「はつうまけん」 「肴うり 三すぢの綱吉」初代河原崎権十郎、「あハもちの曲づき あん太郎」四代目中村芝翫、「同曲づき きな蔵」十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6744

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.6 × 25 cm (14 × 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41243

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chigiru Koi Haru no Awamochi
Theater: Ichimura
契恋春粟餅(ちぎるこいはるのあわもち)
 市村

Signed

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku ga
一恵斎芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 3 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:酉三改
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