Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Yazama Jûtarô (TR), Asao Okuyama as Kobayashi Heinai (CR), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Satô Yomoshichi (BR), Onoe Kikujirô II as Osuwa (TL), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Naosuke Gonbei (CL), and Seki Sanjûrô III as Shikama Takubei (BL)

「矢間重太郎 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)、「小林平内 浅尾奥山」、「佐藤与茂七 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)、「おすわ 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)、「直助権兵衛 市川九蔵」(二代目)、「鹿間宅兵へ 関三十郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ezakiya Tatsuzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.6 x 25.6 cm (14 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21766

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Iroha Renga
Theater: Ichimura
花菖いろは連歌(はなあやめいろはれんが)
市村
 1841、天保12、05・10

Signed

Kôchôrô Kunisada ga
香蝶楼国貞画

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: 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