Actors Bandô Shûka I as Danshichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Okaji, Nakayama Bungorô II as the Clerk (Tedai) Denpachi (L), Sawamura Sojûrô V as the Clerk (Tedai) Seishichi, and Ôtani Hiroemon V as Oura, Daughter of the Furniture Store (Dôguya musume Oura) (L)

「団七女房おかぢ」初代坂東しうか、「手代傳八」二代目中山文五郎  「手代清七」五代目沢村宗十郎、「道具屋娘おうら」五代目大谷広右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-0250 (R), 101-0251 (L); Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 35.4 x 49.6 cm (13 15/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.21447-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych: 11.21447 (right), 11.21448 (left)

Play: Onoe Kikugorô Ichidai Banashi
Theater: Ichimura
尾上梅寿一代噺(おのえきくごろういちだいばなし)
 市村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
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: 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