Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Kiso Yoshinaka (R), Ichikawa Danzô VI as Saigyô hôshi (C), and Ichikawa Shinsha I as Utsushi-e (L)

「木曽義仲」三代目市川市蔵  「西行法師」六代目市川団蔵  「うつし絵」初代市川新車

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.1 x 76.3 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44331a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Zôho Fujimi Saigyô
Play (main feature): Tanomimasu Soga no Kamigaki
Theater: Morita
増補富士見西行(ぞうほふじみさいぎょう)
頼三升曽我神垣(たのみますそがのかみがき)
守田、二番目
 1859、安政06

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:未弐改
彫師:彫竹

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