Top: Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Funahashi Jirozaemon and Bandô Shûka I as Manjiya Osano; bottom: Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Fukuoka Mitsugi and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Oume, Daughter (Musume) of the Aburaya

上 「船はし次郎左衛門」四代目中村歌右衛門 「万字屋おさの」初代坂東しうか 下 「福岡貢」五代目沢村長十郎 「油屋娘お梅」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Two horizontal chûban designs on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 36 x 24 cm (14 3/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40242

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Iseondo Koi no Netaba
Play (main feature): Hana no Homare Chikai no Tamadasuki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (above), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (below)

一陽斎豊国画、 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

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

改印:衣笠、吉村
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