Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Yaoya Oshichi (T), Onoe Kikugorô IV as the Servant (Gejo) Osugi, and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Dozaemon Denkichi (B)

「八百屋お七」四代目市川小団次  「下女お杉」四代目尾上菊五郎、「土左衛門伝吉」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Kuniyoshi & Kunisada (2016), #46

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, upright diptych; 73.3 x 25 cm (28 7/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22004a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Shôchikubai Yuki no Akebono
Play (main feature): Joro no Makoto Osada no Chûkô
Theater: Ichimura
松竹梅雪曙(しょうちくばいゆきのあけぼの)
倡女誠長田忠孝(じょろのまことおさだのちゅうこう)
市村、二番目
 1856、安政03、11・10

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰十一
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