Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Sadamori, Segawa Kikunojô V as Hamamachi (R), Iwai Hanshirô III as Shimekiri Oyotsu (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Komekami no Yazô (L)

「貞盛 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)、「浜まち 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目) 「〆切およつ 岩井半四郎」(五代目) 「米かみの矢蔵 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 78.6 cm (14 7/8 x 30 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43403a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Azuma Dairi Kabuki no Shôgatsu
Theater: Ichimura
東内裡劇場正月(あずまだいりかぶきのしょうがつ)
市村
 1825、文政08、11・01

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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