Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Kanawa Gorô Imakuni and Arashi Rikan III as Sugisakaya Omiwa

「金輪五郎今国」八代目市川団十郎、「杉酒屋お三輪」三代目嵐璃寛

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izutsuya Shôkichi, Japanese, Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 26.5 x 25 cm (10 7/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40223

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Imoseyama Onna Teikin
Theater: Kawarazaki
妹背山婦女庭訓(いもせやまおんなていきん)
河原崎
 1852、嘉永05、02閏03

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat intercalary
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:福、村松、子閏
彫師:彫巳の

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