Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Demura Shinbei (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Tamaya Shinbei (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Mikuni Kojorô (L)

「出村新兵衛」四代目坂東彦三郎  「玉屋新兵衛」八代目市川団十郎  「三国小女郎」二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nakayone (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73.7 cm (14 5/16 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.43999a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Aiaigasa Chigusa no Iroiro
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

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

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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