Actors Arashi Rikan III as Shikama Tamonnosuke (R); Kataoka Gadô II as Miki Jûzaemon and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Kameshima Gontarô (C); and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Shiba Sakyônoshin (L)

「飾間多門之助」三代目嵐璃寛  「三木重左衛門」二代目片岡我童、「亀島権太郎」三代目嵐吉三郎  「斯波左京之進」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 76.5 cm (14 13/16 x 30 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.21362-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21362 (right), 11.21363 (left), 11.21364 (center)

Play: Soga Moyô Kameyama-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki
蝶鵆亀山染(そがもようかめやまぞめ)
河原崎
 1855、安政02、07・26

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯七
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