Praying for Hits in the Waterfall of Answered Prayers (Ôatari, Daigan jôju arigataki tsubo): Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Sawamura Tanosuke III, Sawamura Tosshô II (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I, Bandô Hikosaburô V (C), Nakamura Shikan IV, and Bandô Mitsugorô

「大当 大願成就有が滝壺」 十三代目市村羽左衛門、三代目沢村田之助、二代目沢村訥升 初代河原崎権十郎、五代目坂東彦三郎 四代目中村芝翫、六代目坂東三津五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 72.8 cm (14 1/8 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44355a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Konomi ni makase Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet)

任好七十八歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:亥六改
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