Actors Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Adachi Motoemon, Matsumoto Kinshô I as Tôma Saburôemon, Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Hayase Iori, and Ôtani Hiroemon V as the Footman (Yakko) Udesuke, in Tengajaya

「殿下茶屋」「安達元右衛門」四代目大谷友右衛門、「当麻三郎右エ門」初代松本錦升、「早瀬伊織」四代目坂東彦三郎、「奴腕助」五代目大谷広右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.25918

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Oto ni Kiku Tengajaya Mura
Theater: Kawarazaki
音聞殿下茶店聚(おとにきくてんがぢゃやむら)
河原崎
 1848、嘉永01、04・26

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga
梓元の應需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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: 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