Actor Ichikawa Ebizô V as Misuji no Tsunagorô, with Choreographer (Furitsuke) Nishikawa Senzô and Playwright Katsumi Chôzô

「三筋の綱五郎 市川海老蔵」(後台ね)、「振付 西川扇蔵」、「勝見てう三」(狂言作者)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 1st month (?)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.2 x 23.9 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39349

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ume Saku ya Wakagiba Soga
Theater: Kawarazaki

(Another possibility: 1832, intercalary 11th month.)

Inscription

年代記では「本町綱五郎」。絵本番付には該当する場面なし。

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga

五渡亭国貞画

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