Actors as the Five Manly Men (Gonin otoko): Sawamura Gennosuke I (R); No. 2, Bandô Mitsugorô III (CR); No. 3, Nakamura Utaemon III (C); No. 4, Onoe Matsusuke II (CL); No. 5, Matsumoto Kôshirô V (L)

五人男 「沢村源之助」(初代沢村源之助の雁金文七) 「二 坂東三津五郎」(三代目) 「三 中村歌右衛門」(三代目) 「四 尾上松助」(二代目) 「五 松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1810–11 (Bunka 7–8)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0285 (R only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban pentaptych; 38.8 x 26.3 cm (15 1/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22933-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Pentaptych: 11.22933 (C), 11.22934 (CR), 11.22935 (R), 11.22936 (L), 11.22937 (CL)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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