Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Ikaruga Tôta, Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ariwara no Narihira, and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Arakawa Sukune, in Ise Monogatari

「伊勢物語」 「斑鳩藤太」五代目市川海老蔵、「在原の業平」三代目岩井粂三郎、「荒川宿根」四代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ogawa Hansuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 36.5 cm (10 3/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25911

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kurabekoshi Ise Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki

Playbill for the performance: 11.27996
競伊勢物語(くらべこしいせものがたり)
 河原崎

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga
一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
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