Yohei and the Palanquin (Yohei tsujikago no zu): Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Minakata Jûjibei, Bandô Shuka I as the Courtesan (Keisei) Miyako, Later (Nochi ni) Ohaya, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Minami Yohei

「与兵衛辻駕の圖」 「南方十次兵衛」十二代目市村羽左衛門、「傾城都後二おはや」初代坂東しうか、「南与兵衛」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ningyoya Takichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.4 x 37.8 cm (10 3/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38425

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsuma Mukae Iro no Fumizuki
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

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

改印:村松、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