Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as the Bandit (Tôzoku) Akaboshi Tarô (R), Onoe Kikugorô IV as Usugumo-hime (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Katsura Chûnagon Mitsunari (L)

「盗賊赤星太郎」五代目市川海老蔵 「うすくもひめ」四代目尾上菊五郎 「桂中納言光成」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ise-Yoshi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tsuge Shôjirô (Hori Shôji) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 72.9 cm (14 3/4 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44267a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Koharu no En Mitsugumi Sakazuki
Theater: Ichimura

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 Shôji

改印:午十
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