Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Yazama Kinai (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Wife (Nyôbô) Orie (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yazama Jûtarô (L)

「矢間喜内」五代目市川海老蔵 「女房おりゑ」初代岩井粂三郎 「矢間重太郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 73.2 cm (13 15/16 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43974a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chûkô Kanagaki Kôshaku
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 11
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子十一
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