Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Enma no Kohei (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ukiyo Inosuke (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Wakakusa of the Wakanaya (L)

「ゑんまの小兵衛」五代目市川海老蔵  「うきよ伊之助」八代目市川団十郎  「若奈屋若草」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Ibaya Kyûbei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #151

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 74.6 cm (14 3/16 x 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38492a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Noborigoi Taki no Shirohata
Theater: Kawarazaki
 升鯉滝白旗

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censor's seals: Fuku, Muramatsu
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松
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: 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