Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Motoyoshi Yônosuke (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Sanshô Dayû (C), and Arashi Rikan III as Dayû's Daughter (Musume) Osan

「元吉要之助」八代目市川団十郎 「三荘太夫」五代目市川海老蔵 「太夫娘おさん」三代目嵐璃寛

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


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 75.8 cm (14 9/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.909-11

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.909 (left), 00.910 (center), 00.911 (right)

MFA impressions: 00.909-11 (complete), 11.29521 (right sheet only), 11.29522 (left sheet only)

Play: Mukashi Banashi Sanshô Dayû
Theater: Kawarazaki
昔談柄三升太夫(むかしばなしさんしょうだゆう)
河原崎
 1852、嘉永05、04・28

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、子五
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock