The Old Story of Ôiso Station (Mukashi mukashi Ôiso no shuku tachiiri banashi): Actors Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Shiratsuka Jûemon (R), Bandô Shûka I as Komurasaki (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Shirai Gonpachi (L)

「昔々大磯宿立入話」「白柄重右エ門」五代目沢村宗十郎 「小むらさき」初代坂東しうか 「白井権八」三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 x 73.3 cm (14 3/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44067a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

梓元の応需豊国画

Markings

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

改印:浜、衣笠
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