Actors Ichikawa Ebijûrô III as Kanpera Monbei (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hanakawado no Sukeroku (C), and Bandô Mitsuemon I as Asagao Senbei (L)

「かんぺら門兵へ 市川鰕十郎」(三代目) 「花川戸の助六 市川海老蔵」(五代目) 「朝かほせん平 坂東三津右衛門」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 77.4 cm (14 13/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.31a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (finale of Part 2): Sukeroku Yukari no Edo-zakura
Play (main feature): Sumidagawa Hana no Gosho-zome
Theater: Ichimura

Album: 11.37809.1a-c–.31a-c

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