Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Ariômaru (R), Seki Sanjûrô II as Akugenta (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Omatsu (L)

「有王丸 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「悪源太 関三十郎」(二代目)  「おまつ 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Sadakage I (Japanese, active about 1818–1844), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 80.2 cm (14 7/8 x 31 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37245a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Before 1832.2, when Danjuro gave the name to his young son.
姫小松子日遊 ひめこまつねのひのあそび

Play: Hime Komatsu Ne-no-Hi no Asobi?

Signed

Gokotei Sadakage ga (on each sheet)
五湖亭貞景画

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