Actors Arashi Kamenojô II as Genzô's Wife (Nyôbô) Tonami (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Matsuômaru (C), and Ichikawa Komazô V as Shunzô Genba (L)

「源蔵女房となみ 嵐亀之丞」(二代目)  「松王丸 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)  「春藤玄蕃 市川高麗蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1834 (Tenpô 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Sadafusa (Japanese, active 1825–1850), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 74 cm (14 3/16 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.37238a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gokitei Sadafusa ga (on each sheet)

五亀亭貞房画

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