Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hanakawado no Sukeroku, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hige no Ikyu, and Bandô Shûka I as Miuraya Agemaki

「花川戸の助六」八代目市川団十郎、「髦乃意体」四代目市川小団次、「三浦や揚巻」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 24.9 cm (14 3/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22034

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Play (finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hanamidoki
Play (main feature): Hana no Yuki Takeda no Kachidoki
Theater: Nakamura
助六廓の花見時(すけろくくるわのはなみどき)、半太夫
花眺雪武田勝凱(はなのゆきたけだのかちどき)
中村、二番目大切
 1850、嘉永03、03・06

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