Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Jiraiya (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Senso Dôjin (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Koshiji (L)

「児雷也」八代目市川団十郎 「仙素道人」五代目市川海老蔵 「越路」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Edo yôkai dai zukan (2014), #212

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 75 cm (14 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43970a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Jiraiya Gôketsu Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki
児雷也豪傑譚語(じらいやごうけつものがたり)
河原崎
 1852、嘉永05、07・25

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Rat 6
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、子六
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