Actors Bandô Mitsugorô III as Takaichi Buzaemon (R), Nakamura Utaemon III as Shundô Jirozaemon (C), and Ichikawa Ichizô I as Kamura Utaemon (L)

「高市武左衛門 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)  「一世一代 春藤次郎左衛門 中村歌右衛門」(三代目)  「加村宇田右衛門 市川市蔵」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 75 cm (14 3/4 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43396a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Oriawase Tsuzure no NIshiki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

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