Actors Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Shundô Genba, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Matsuômaru (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Takebe Genzô (C), and Bandô Shûka I as Matsuô's Wife (Nyôbô) Ochiyo (L)

「春藤玄番」四代目大谷友右衛門、「松王丸」八代目市川団十郎  「武部源蔵」四代目市川小団次  「松王女房千代」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jô-Shô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db (right sheet only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 75.7 cm (14 1/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38476a-c

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
Theaters: Nakamura and Ichimura
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
 中村と市村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

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: 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