Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Kichisuke, Actually Rai Kunitoshi (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as Oren (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Dankurô (L)

「実ハ来国俊 吉助」四代目坂東彦三郎  「おれん」二代目尾上菊次郎  「団九郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1847 (Kôka 4), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Wakau (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 74.1 cm (14 7/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38480a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Butai no Hana Yayoi no Irotoki
Theater: Nakamura
台の雪花隅色薗(ぶたいのはなやよいのいろどき)
中村
 1847、弘化04

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Muramatsu, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:村松、吉村
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