Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Kimikichi (R), Sawamura Tosshô I as a Vendor of White Sake (Shirozake-uri) (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Murasaki (L)

「君吉 市川九蔵」(二代目) 「白酒うり 沢村訥升」(初代) 「むらさき 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76.7 cm (14 5/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43458a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, interval): Gosho Moyô Genji no Edo-zome
Play (main feature): Yanagi Sakura Iroe no Kagabone
Theater: Ichimura
柳桜錦絵加賀骨 やなぎさくらいろえのかがぼね
内裡模様源氏紫 ごしょもようげんじのえどぞめ 常磐津、長唄
市村 一番目と二番目の間

年代記では「げいしや仲吉」、絵本番付では「仲吉」。
年代記・辻番付・絵本番付には「白酒うり」の役名なし。
 辻番付・年代記では「娘かつら子」。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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