Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Ninokuchimura Magoemon (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Tsuchiya Umegawa, and Kataoka Gadô II as Chûbei (C), with Chanter Kiyomoto Tahei

「新口村孫右衛門」四代目坂東彦三郎、「つちや梅川」 三代目岩井粂三郎、「亀屋忠兵衛」二代目片岡我童 「清元太兵衛」

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Mitaya Kihachi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-7515 (R), 101-7516 (C), 101-7517 (L); Baren no kai, Zuroku kôki Utagawa-ha (1988), #90

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 76.6 cm (14 9/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38311a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koi-bikyaku Yamato Ôrai
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 8
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、寅八
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