Actors Arashi Otokichi I as Iwanaga Saemon, Onoe Monzaburô II as Chichibu Shigetada, and Ichikawa Danzaburô IV as the Courtesan (Keisei) Akoya

「岩永左衛門 嵐音吉」(初代)、「秩父重忠 尾上紋三郎 」(二代目)、「けいせいあこや 市川団三郎」 (四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Katsukawa Shuntei (Shôkôsai) (Japanese, 1770–1824), Publisher Enomotoya Kichibei (Hôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.6 x 24.7 cm (15 3/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.24893

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki

Onoe Monzaburo II played under this name in Edo 1801.1 to fall 1806; became tachiyaku in 1804; again in Edo under this name from fall 1808 to 1816.11.

Signed

Shuntei ga
春亭画

Markings

No censor's seal

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