Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Mita no Isami Tsunagorô (R), Seki Sanjûrô II as Numata no Kansuke (C), and Iwai Hanshirô V as Ibaraki, a Prostitute at Kagami Station (Kagami no shuku no jorô Ibaraki) (L)

「三田のいさみ綱五郎 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)   「沼田の関助 関三十郎」 (二代目)   「鏡の宿の女郎いばら木 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-3553 (R), 100-35534 (C), 100-3555 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75.7 cm (14 5/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40629a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Jointly published by Wakasaya Yoichi (right and left sheets) and Kawaguchiya Shôzô (center sheet).

Play: Chi Jin Yô Koko ni Yorimitsu
Theater: Ichimura

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