Actors Arashi Kamenojô II as Okumi, Daughter (Musume) of the Eirakuya (R), Seki Sanjûrô II as Hôkaibô (C), and Ichikawa Komazô V as Dôguya Jinzô, Actually Yoshida's Retainer (Yoshida no shimobe) Gunsuke (L)

「永楽や娘おくミ 嵐亀之丞」(二代目)  「法界坊 関三十郎」(二代目)  「道具や甚三実ハ吉田の下部軍助 市川高麗茂」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1834 (Tenpô 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Daikokuya Isaburô (Japanese, active about 1832–34)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-8136 (R), 100-8137 (C), 100-8138 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 75.8 cm (14 9/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.27026-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.27026 (left), 11.27027 (center), 11.27028 (right)

Play: Sumidagawa Shibai no Ennichi
Theater: Ichimura
隅田川劇場縁日(すみだがわしばいのえんにち)
 市村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

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: 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