Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Saimyôji Tokiyori kô (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Sano Genzaemon Tsuneyo (C), and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Genzaemon's Wife (Tsuma) Shirotae (L)

「最明寺時頼公」五代目市川海老蔵 「佐野源左衛門経世」四代目市川小団次 「源左衛門妻白妙」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 74.3 cm (14 5/16 x 29 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44268-70

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.44268 (right), 11.44269 (center), 11.44270 (left)

Play: Koharu no En Mitsugumi Sakazuki
Theater: Ichimura
小春宴三組杯觴(こはるのえんみつぐみさかずき)
市村
 1858、安政05

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Kane
改印:午十
彫師:彫兼

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: August 3, 1911)

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