Actors Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Tôma Onitsura, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Nikki Danjô (R), Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Watanabe Gekizaemon, Asao Tamejûrô IV as Yamana Sôzen (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hosokawa Katsumoto (L)

「当間鬼貫」四代目大谷友右衛門、「仁木弾正」八代目市川団十郎  「渡辺外記左衛門」四代目坂東彦三郎、「山名宗全」四代目浅尾為十郎  「細川勝元」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 51 cm (14 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40829a-b, 11.44160

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.40829a (left sheet), 11.40829b (right sheet), 11.44160 (center sheet)

Play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、吉村
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: August 3, 1911)

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