Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ono no Michikaze (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Ono no Yorikaze (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Ominaeshi-hime (L)

「小野の道風 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「小野の頼風 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「女郎花姫 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 72.9 cm (14 1/8 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44358a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ono no Tôfû Aoyagi Suzuri
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet)

七十八歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô

改印:亥七改
彫師:片田彫長

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