Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Sumiyoshi Dancer (Sumiyoshi odori) Yattoko Seihachi, Bandô Sanpachi III as Sumiyoshi Dancer (Dô) Yon'ya Naokichi (R), Iwai Kumesaburô II as Nakai Oyama (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kazusa Shichibei Kagekiyo (L)

「住吉おどりやつとこ清八 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)、「同よんや名尾吉 坂東三八」(三代目) 「仲居おやま 岩井粂三郎」(二代目) 「上総七兵衛景清 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.2 cm (14 15/16 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.22217-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22217 (center), 11.22218 (left), 11.22218 (right)

Play: Kawaranu Hana Genji no Kaomise
Theater: Ichimura
重年花源氏顔鏡(かわらぬはなげんじのかおみせ)
 市村

Inscription

年代記の役名は「やつとこ徳次」、「よんや名古吉」。

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: August 3, 1911)

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