Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hakamadare no Yasu (R); Bandô Jutarô I, from Kamigata (Kudari), as Kidômaru (C); and Sawamura Tosshô I as Ninose no Minamoto (L)

「袴だれの安 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「下り 鬼童丸 坂東寿太郎」(初代)  「二の瀬ノ源 沢村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 002-0361 (R), 002-0362 (C), 002-0363 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.1 x 69.8 cm (13 13/16 x 27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.40632a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gohiiki o Hiku Ya Tsunasaka
Theater: Kawarazaki
御摂曳綱坂(ごひいきをひくやつなさか)
 河原崎

絵本番付では、渡辺の綱<5>市川海老蔵、正もり<1>坂東重太郎、保昌<1>沢村訥升、白縫<3>尾上栄三郎の四人をだんまりの場として描く。『続歌舞妓年代記』では「三立目だんまり平ら正もり下り重太郎、保昌、訥升、白ぬい、栄三郎、渡辺綱、海老蔵(中略)何れも評ばんよし」とあり、本図と役名が一致しないため本図は予定稿と思われる。(参考図)GNo.002-0284

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