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Actors at a Summer Festival: Umeya/ Kakitsu (Ichimura ...) (R), Yamazakiya /... (Kawarazaki Gonjuro I, C), and Narukomaya /Shikan (Nakamura Shikan, L)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Daikokuya Kichinosuke (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban, left sheet of triptych

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.36797-9

Signed

Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国明画(年玉枠)

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