Actors Bandô Shûka I as Seitaka Dôji (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as both the Fudô of Mount Narita (Naritayama Fudô myôô) and Hiranoya Tokubei, later Honchômaru Tsunagorô (C), and Ichikawa Kuzô II as Kongara Dôji (L), in the Scene of Honchômaru's Rescue by

「本朝丸綱五郎成田山之御利益ニ而危一命ヲ助ルノ処」 「制☆迦童子」初代坂東しうか 「成田山不動明王・平のや徳兵衛後ニ本朝丸綱五郎」八代目市川団十郎 「矜迦羅童子」二代目市川九蔵 ☆は「托」が口偏のもの。

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 74.4 cm (13 3/4 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44039a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Genji Moyô Furisode Hinagata
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:福、村松、シタ売
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