Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô I, from Kamigata (Kudari), as Kajiwara Heiji Kagetaka (R); Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kajiwara Genta Kagesue (C); and Ichikawa Monnosuke III, from Kamigata (Kudari), as Koshimoto Chidori (L)

「梶原平治景高 下り 市川鰕十郎」(初代) 「梶原源太景季 市川団十郎」(七代目) 「こし元千鳥 下り 市川門之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.6 cm (14 15/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43413a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Kawarazaki

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