Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Monk Muenbô, Suketakaya Takasuke II as Monk Yûenbô, and Nakamura Utaemon III as a Shirabyôshi Dancer

無縁坊「市川市蔵」(三代目)、有縁坊「助高屋高助」(二代目)、白拍子糸遊「中村歌右衛門」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1812 (Bunka 9), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.8 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25246

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part II): Kiyomizu Seigen Omokagezakura
Theater: Nakamura
Production date: 3rd month
清水清玄面影桜(きよみずせいげんおもかげざくら)
 中村、二番目大切

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seals: kiwame, Ôhide (Ôsakaya Hidehachi)
改印:極、大秀

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