Imaginary Scene of the Crossing of the Ôi River (Ôikawa mitate kawagoshi): Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I and Nakamura Tsuruzô I (R); Iwai Kumesaburô III and Nakamura Ichizô I(?) (CR); Ichikawa Kodanji IV and Bandô Hikosaburô V (C); Onoe Kikujirô II and Katao

「大井川見立川越」初代中村福助、初代中村鶴蔵  三代目岩井粂三郎、初代中山市蔵ヵ  四代目市川小団次、五代目坂東彦三郎  二代目尾上菊次郎、二代目片岡我童  三代目嵐吉三郎、四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôtaya Takichi (Hori Takichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 34.5 x 120.5 cm (13 9/16 x 47 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.42155a-e

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰四
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: 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