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

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

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Hori Iwa (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 74.9 cm (14 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.44362a-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
佐埜譜曽我館染(さのけいずそがのごしょぞめ)
中村
 1862、文久02、01・14

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 mark: Hori Iwa
改印:戌正改
彫師:彫岩

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