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) 「女郎花ひめ 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.22309-11

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22309 (center), 11.22310 (right), 11.22311 (left)

Play: Ono no Tôfû Aoyagi Suzuri
Theater: Nakamura
小野道風青柳硯(おののとうふうあおやぎすずり)
中村
 1863、文久03

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Yokoyama Ni Hori Kane (on right sheet), Horikô Ko-Kane (on center sheet), Koizumi Hori Kane (on left sheet)
改印:亥七改
彫師:横山二彫兼 彫工子兼 小泉彫兼

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: August 3, 1911)

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