Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as Shûgetsu's Daughter (Musume) Fukayuki, Nakamura Fukusuke I as Gyakuro no Higuchi (inset) (R), Seki Sanjûrô III as Koshigoejô no Gotô (inset), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Miyagi Asojirô (L)

「秋月娘深ゆき」二代目尾上菊次郎、「逆櫓ノ樋口」初代中村福助  「腰越状ノ後藤」三代目関三十郎、「宮城阿曽次郎」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 36 x 50 cm (14 3/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40415a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Asagao Monogatari
Theater: Ichimura
蕣物語(あさがおものがたり)
 市村

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:改、卯七
彫師:横川彫竹

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