Parody of the Drinking Party at Ôeyama with Flowers of Chivalry (Mitate Ôeyama hana no sakamori): Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Arashi Kichiroku, Bandô Mitsugorô V, and Nakamura Ganpachi (R); Ichimura Kakitsu IV, Sawamura Tanosuke III, and Kawarazaki Gonjû

「見立大江山花侠の酒盛」 右 「擬酒呑ニ童子格子ノ米」四代目市川小団次、「嵐ノ馬頭六」嵐吉六、「擬頼光ニ源氏☆ノ鶴」五代目坂東彦三郎、「見るめの鴈八」中村鴈八 中 「櫓四天王ノ内 卜辺ノ竹」四代目市村家橘、「櫓四天王ノ内 荒童ノ菊」三代目沢村田之助、「櫓四天王ノ内 福牡丹の金」初代河原崎権十郎 左 「櫓四天王ノ内 ☆ぐさりノ☆」四代目中村芝翫、「擬衣洗官女ニ 口べにノお粂」三代目岩井粂三郎、「かぐ鼻かん五」嵐冠五郎 「見立大江山花侠酒宴」

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-2818 (L), 007-2819 (C), 007-2856 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 × 72.6 cm (13 15/16 × 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34929a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: toshidama
改印:子四改
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: December 15, 2000)

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