Actors Iwai Kumesaburô I as Marutayû's Daughter Oriki, Actually Ono no Komachi, and Morita Yasosuke (=Bandô Yasosuke I, formerly Morita Kan'ya VIII) as the Jichô Gorômata, Actually Itoku Saburô

丸太夫娘お力実は小野小町 「岩井粂三郎」(初代)、仕丁五郎又実はいとく三郎 「森田八十助」(初代坂東八十助、前の八代目森田勘弥)

Japanese
Edo period
1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 33.9 x 23.1 cm (13 3/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.13984

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ume ni Suisen Iro no Udezuku
Play (main feature): Meika no Toku Mimasu no Tamagaki
Theater: Kawarazaki
梅水仙色抗(うめにすいせんいろのうでずく)
名歌徳三升玉垣(めいかのとくみますのたまがき)、番目四立目
 河原崎

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元: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