Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Fukami Jûza (R), Iwai Shijaku II as Usugumo (C), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Shinzô Kochô (L)

「深見十三 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「薄雲 岩井紫若」(二代目)  「新造小蝶 市村家橘」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kiya Sôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 × 72.9 cm (14 3/16 × 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41154a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yagura Daiko Oto mo Yoshiwara
Theater: Ichimura
櫓太鼓鳴音吉原(やぐらだいこおともよしわら)
 市村

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei
改印:寅二改
彫師:彫栄

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