Actors Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Kitahachi, Onoe Karyû(?) as the Pilgrim's Daughter (Junrei Musume) Oao, Nakayama Ichizô I as Yajirobei, and Arashi Otohachi III as the Pilgrim (Junrei) Wanabei

「喜太八」初代中村鶴蔵、「順礼娘おあを」尾上歌柳ヵ、「弥次郎兵衛」初代中山市蔵、「順礼わな兵へ」三代目嵐音八

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.2 cm (14 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39030

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29770, 11.39030

Play: Tabi Suzume Aiyado Banashi
Theater: Nakamura
旅雀我☆話(たびすずめあいやどばなし)
中村
 1854、嘉永07、07・02

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 7
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Shôji
改印:改、寅七
彫師:彫工庄治

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