Designs of Modern Actors for Collage-picture Battledores (Tôsei yakusha oshi-e hagoita): Kataoka Ichizô I as Igarashi (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Hirotsuna (C), Onoe Eizaburô III as Oharu (L)

「當盛役者押絵羽子板」 「いがらし 片岡市蔵」(初代)、「ひろつな 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)、「おはる 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month (date of play)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.9 x 37.3 cm (10 9/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38334

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Naruto-zome Iro no Shiranami
Play (main feature): Hachijin Shugo no Honjô
Theater: Ichimura
Date of production: 1833 (Tenpô 4), 1st month
鳴門染色絵白波(なるとぞめいろえのしらなみ)
八陣守護城(はちじんしゅごのほんじょう)
市村
天保04 (1833)・01

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each design)
一勇斎国芳画

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: 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