Actors Bandô Kamezô I as Takebe Genzô (R), Onoe Kikugorô IV as Chiyo (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Matsuômaru (L)

右から 「武部源蔵」初代坂東亀蔵 「千代」四代目尾上菊五郎 「松王丸」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #14.10

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75.6 cm (14 5/8 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44275a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.44275a-c, 11.44290a-c

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura
菅原伝授手習鑑(すがわらでんじゅてならいかがみ)
市村
 1857、安政04

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳九
彫師:なし

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