The Carriage-pulling Scene (Kurumabiki) in the Play Sugawara Denju: Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Matsuômaru, Ichikawa Ebizô V as Umeômaru, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Lord Tokihira (Tokihira kô), and Sawamura Tosshô I as Sakuramaru

「菅原伝授車引」「松王丸 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)、「梅王丸 市川海老蔵」(五代目)、「時平公 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)、「桜丸 沢村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24 x 37.6 cm (9 7/16 x 14 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.25937

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga

香蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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: August 3, 1911)

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