Actors Bandô Katsujirô as Teruwaka no Kimi, Nakamura Utaemon IV as Chikuzen no kami Hisayoshi (R), Seki Sanjûrô III as Chaya Zesai, Actually (Jitsu wa) Matsushita Kaheiji (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Sorori Shinsaku (L)

「輝若君 坂東勝次郎」、「筑前守久吉 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)  「茶屋是斎実ハ松下嘉平治 関三十郎」(三代目)  「曽呂利 しん作 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Fujiokaya Hikotarô (Shôgendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 76.3 cm (14 9/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38511a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gohiiki Yakko no Konoshita
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame

改印:極

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