Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Sakuraya no Koman, Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Sasano Sangobei, Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Satsuma Gengobei and Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Mawashikata Yasuke, in Godairiki Koi no Fûjime

「五大力恋緘」 「桜屋の小まん」四代目尾上梅幸、「笹野三五兵衛」四代目坂東彦三郎、「薩摩源五兵衛」五代目沢村宗十郎、「まはし方弥助」四代目大谷友右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiya Yasubei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.8 x 37.4 cm (10 3/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.25915

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25915, 2009.5007.34

Play: Godairiki Koi no Fûjime
Theater: Kawarazaki
五大力恋緘(ごだいりきこいのふうじめ)
河原崎、二番目
 1848、嘉永01、07・29

Signed

Ôju Toyokuni ga
応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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: 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