Actors of the Ichimura Theater, in the form of a Season-opening Program (Kaomise banzuke): Seki Sanjūrō III as Fujikawa Mizuemon, Ichikawa Danzō VI as Fuwa Kazuemon, Onoe Kikujirō II as Funamushi, Kawarazaki Gonjūrō I as Fuwa Banzaemon, Iwai Kumesaburō II

見立市村座顔見世番付 「藤川水右衛門」三代目関三十郎、「不破数右ヱ門」六代目市川団蔵、「舟むし」二代目尾上菊次郎、「不破伴左衛門」初代河原崎権十郎、「ふせひめ」三代目岩井粂三郎、「深草の少将」五代目坂東彦三郎、「福島屋清兵へ」五代目市川海老蔵、「福岡貢」八代目片岡仁左衛門 「ふか七」四代目市川小団次、「ふぢの方」四代目尾上菊五郎、「富士太郎」三代目市川市蔵、「藤屋伊左衛門」初代中村福助、「富貴太郎」二代目沢村訥升、「船橋次郎左衛門」二代目尾上和市、「古手屋八郎兵へ」?、「筆助」二代目市川米十

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 51 cm (14 3/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43783a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Nishiki-e print designed in the style of a kaomise banzuke and displaying the crest of the Ichimura Theater (Edo). The image is a good-luck print (uke-e), and the names of the roles played by the various actors all start with “fu,” a homophone for “good luck.”
顔見世番付風
見立
市村座
 顔見世番付風に「ふ」が最初につく役名を土性、水性に分けたもの。有卦絵の一種。

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni hitsu (on left sheet)
応需豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:午三
彫師:彫竹

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