Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Dowager (Kôshitsu) Yuri no kata and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Concubine (Aishô) Hototogisu, from the series A Lineup of Top Stars (Atari yagura kanban-zoroi)

「当櫓看板揃」 「後室百合ノ方 市川小団次」(四代目)、「愛妾時鳥 市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban 36.9 x 25.6 cm (14 1/2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21888

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome
Theater: Ichimura
曽我綉侠御所染(そがもようたてしのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1864、甲子、文久04、02・15

Signed

Nanajûkyû sai Toyokuni hitsu
七十九歳豊国筆(年玉印)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi
改印:子二改
彫師:彫太田多七

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