Actors Bandô Shûka I as Ano no tsubone (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Oda Harunaga (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Mori no Ranmaru (L)

「阿野の局」初代坂東しうか  「小田春永」八代目市川団十郎  「森の蘭丸」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 73.3 cm (14 5/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44035a-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 Hisago no Sashimono
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Hanmoto no ôju Toyokuni ga (on right and center sheets), Ôju Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

梓元の応需豊国画 応需豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

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