Shinagawa, from the Fifty-three Stations [of the Tôkaidô] (Shinagawa, Gojûsan tsugi no uchi): Actors Bandô Sajûrô I as Sakanaya Kichigorô and Onoe Baiko IV as Heiemon's Wife (Nyôbô) Okita

「五十三次ノ内 品川」 「肴屋吉五郎」初代坂東佐十郎、「平右衛門女房お北」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.1 cm (14 3/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40775

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yayoi no Hana Iroha no Honzetsu
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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