Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Iwakura Dainagon Kanefuyu (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Sakata no Kurôdo Tokiyuki (C), Arashi Rikan III as Ogino Yaegiri, and Asao Okuyama III as Ôta no Jûrô (L)

「岩倉大納言兼冬」五代目市川海老蔵 「坂田ノ蔵人時行」八代目市川団十郎 「荻野八重桐」三代目嵐璃寛、「太田の十郎」三代目浅尾奥山

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 72.4 cm (14 1/8 x 28 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.45009a-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 Shirahata
Play: Komocha Yamanba
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Shôji

改印:浜、馬込
彫師:彫庄治

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