Actors Bandô Shûka I as the Ferry Operator (Watashimori) Oichi (R), Nakamura Utaemon as Teraoka Heiemon (C), and Seki Sanjûrô III as Okuyama Genshichi (L)

「渡し守お市 坂東しうか」(初代)  「寺岡平右衛門 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)  「奥山源七 関三十郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75.8 cm (14 5/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43467a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana Ayame Iroha Renga
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

年代記には該当する役名なし。

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: 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