Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Iwanaga Saemon, Ichikawa Kuzô II as Hatakeyama Shigetada, and Ichikawa Shinsha I as Akoya, No. 16 from an untitled series

「岩永左エ門」五代目市川海老蔵、「畠山重忠」二代目市川九蔵、「阿古屋」初代市川新車

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 24.3 x 35.5 cm (9 9/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

11.40134

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): Tsuizen Kabuto Gunki
Play: Ehon Gappô-ga-tsuji
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
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