Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Noto no kami Noritsune and Onoe Shôroku 1.5 as the Rônin Yûsuke in Muro no Ume Mibae Genji

「鞍馬山に妹背の初陣 西八条に二世の属詫 室楳☆源氏 四番続」 「能登守教経」八代目市川団十郎、「浪人勇助」1.5代目尾上松緑

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 36.4 cm (10 x 14 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40333

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (main feature): Muro no Ume Mibae Genji
Theater: Kawarazaki

The actor Onoe Shôroku 1.5 (also sometimes called 1.2) used the name from 1849 to 1873 but is not presently recognized as an official member of the line.
室楳☆源氏(むろのうめみばえげんじ)
河原崎
 1849、嘉永02、11・13

画中の角書は辻番付のカタリと一致。 [画題等][興行名][外題]☆は草冠に字。

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:米良、村田
彫師:彫竹

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