Actors Ichikawa Danzô V as Saitô Tarozaemon Toshiyuki (R), Osagawa Tsuneyo IV as Migi no Kami's Wife (Tsuma) Hanazono (C), and Sawamura Tosshô I as Nagai Migi no Kami Nobuaki (L)

「斉藤太郎左衛門利行 市川団蔵」(五代目)  「右馬のかみ妻花ぞの 小佐川常世」(四代目)  「永井右馬の守信秋 沢村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ôwada Yasuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 75.9 cm (14 9/16 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43478a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (main feature): Ôtô no Miya Asahi no Yoroi
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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