Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as the Fisherman (Ryôshi) Namishichi, Actually Mido no Kotarô, Nakayama Ichizô I as Onio no Dohachi, and Sawamura Gennosuke III as Zeze no Shirozô

「漁師浪七実ハ美戸小太郎」四代目市川小団次、「鬼尾の銅八」初代中山市蔵、「ぜゞの城蔵」三代目沢村源之助

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sumiyoshiya Masagorô


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.8 x 25 cm (13 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38391

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sekai o Hana Oguri Gaiden
Theater: Nakamura
世界花小栗外伝(せかいをはなおぐりがいでん)
中村
 1851、嘉永04

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe (Mera seal is reversed)
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺
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: 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