Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as the Servant (Genan) Rokuzô, Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Daughter (Musume) Ofune, and Ichikawa Ebizô V as the Ferryman (Watashimori) Tonbei

「下男六蔵」二代目市川九蔵、「娘おふね」三代目岩井粂三郎、「渡守頓兵衛」五代目市川海老蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24 x 35.8 cm (9 7/16 x 14 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.25921

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (interval): Shinrei Yaguchi no Watashi
Play (main feature): Kurabekoshi Ise Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki
神霊矢口渡(しんれいやぐちのわたし)
競伊勢物語(くらべこしいせものがたり)
河原崎、一番目と二番目の間
 1850、嘉永03

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、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: 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