Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Sawai Matagorô (R), Sawamura Tosshô I as Karaki Masaemon (C), and Arashi Kichisaburô III as Busuke (L)

「沢井又五郎 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)  「唐木政右衛門 沢村訥升」(初代)   「武助 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 75.9 cm (14 5/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38467a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Igagoe Norikake Gappa
 伊賀越乗掛合羽(いがごえのりかけかっぱ)

Signed

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

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