Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Togashi Saemon (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Musashibô Benkei (C), and Ichikawa Saruzô I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (L)

右から 「兵当」初代市川広五郎、「富樫左衛門」八代目市川団十郎、「権当」三代目浅尾奥山、「番当」松本国五郎 「武蔵坊弁慶」五代目市川海老蔵 「伊勢ノ三郎」市川猿三郎、「源の義経」初代市川猿蔵、「駿河ノ次郎」初代幡谷七右衛門、「片岡八郎」七代目市川高麗蔵、「常陸坊海尊」二代目成田屋宗兵衛ヵ

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Gifu-ken Hakubutsukan, Shichidaime Danjûrô to Kunisada, Kuniyoshi (2001), #77

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.1 cm (14 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29256-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29256 (right), 11.29257 (left), 11.29258 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.29256-8, 11.29560-62, 11.43959a-c

Play (shosa): Kanjinchô
Play (main feature): Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Actors in the back row: Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Hyôdô, Asao Okuyama III as Gontô, Matsumoto Kunigorô as Bandô (R); Ichikawa Enzaburô as Ise no Saburô, Hatagaya Shichiemon I as Surugaya no Jirô, Ichikawa Komazô VII as Kataoka Hachirô, and Naritaya Sôbei II(?) as Hitachibô Kaizon (L)
勧進帳(かんじんちょう) 長唄
一谷嫩軍記(いちのたにふたばぐんき)
河原崎
 1852、嘉永05、09・23

Signed

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

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Rat 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、子九
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: 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