Actors Bandô Shûka I as Miuraya Agemaki (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Hanakawado no Sukeroku (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Shinbei, a Vendor of White Sake (Shirozake-uri) (L)

「三浦屋あけ巻」初代坂東しうか 「花川戸の助六」八代目市川団十郎 「白酒うり新兵衛」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ningyoya Takichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 74 cm (14 3/8 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44009a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Kuruwa no Hanamidoki
Play (main feature): Hana no Yuki Takeda no Kachidoki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、吉村
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