Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Danshichi (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Sukematsu no Kazue (C), and Ichikawa Ichizô I as Kurobei (L)

「団七 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「助松のかづゑ 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「九郎兵衛 市川市蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Chôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 75.6 cm (14 13/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43401a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Otokodate Iro mo Yoshiwara
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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