Actors beside Iris Pond: Onoe Matsusuke II and Sawamura Tanosuke II (R); Iwai Hanshirô V and Bandô Mitsugorô III (C); Segawa Rokô IV and Sawamura Gennosuke I (L)

二代目尾上松助、二代目沢村田之助   五代目岩井半四郎、三代目坂東三津五郎  四代目瀬川路考、初代沢村源之助

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Harimaya Shinshichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 120-0309 (R), 120-0310 (C), 120-0311 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.2 x 78.1 cm (15 7/16 x 30 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.22823-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22823 (left), 11.22824 (right), 11.22825 (center)

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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: August 3, 1911)

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