Actors Nakamura Shikaku as Suwa Seizaburô, Bandô Shûka I as Jûzô's Daughter (Musume) Okiku, and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Sujikawa Genjûrô

「諏方清三郎」中村芝鶴、「十蔵娘お菊」初代坂東しうか、「筋川源十郎」三代目嵐吉三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 40.3 x 27.4 cm (15 7/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39052

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Meiyo Jinsei Roku
Theater: Ichimura
名誉仁政録(めいよじんせいろく)
市村
 1852、嘉永05、07・09

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、渡辺、子七、シタ売
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