Actors Arashi Kichisaburô III as Toneri Umeômaru (R), Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Tonori Matsuômaru, Seki Sanjûrô III as Sadaijin Tokihira kô (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Toneri Sakuramaru (L)

「舎人梅王丸」三代目嵐吉三郎 「舎人松王丸」五代目沢村長十郎、「左大臣時平公」三代目関三十郎 「舎人桜丸」十二代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebisuya Shôshichi (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 73.9 cm (14 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43994a-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

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right sheet), Toyokuni ga (on center and left sheets)

香蝶楼豊国画 豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松
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: 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