Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tsubone Iwafuji (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Jijo Ohatsu (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Chûrô Onoe (L)

「局岩藤」五代目坂東彦三郎 「仕女お初」三代目沢村田之助 「中老尾上」二代目沢村訥升

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 76.1 cm (14 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.919a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sano Keizu Soga no Gosho-zome
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 1 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Matsushima Hori Masa (on right and left sheets), Horikô Matsushima Masakichi (on center sheet)

改印:戌正改
彫師:松島彫政 彫工松島政吉

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock