Actors Asao Yoroku II as Yosobei, Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as His Son (Segare) Yonosuke (R), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Inaba Kôzô (L)

「与惣兵衛」二代目浅尾与六、「忰与之助」初代河原崎権十郎  「稲葉幸蔵」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.7 x 26.1 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21368, 11.21370

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two right sheets of tetraptych): 11.21368 (right), 11.21370 (left)

11.21369 is the far left sheet (dated 1857.4), with one missing sheet between it and the diptych.

Play: Nezumi Komon Haru no Shingata
Theater: Ichimura
鼠小紋東君新形(ねずみこもんはるのしんがた)
市村
 1857、安政04

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳三
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