Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Tôyama Jinza, Bandô Tamasaburô II as His Wife (Nyôbô) Osode (R), Ichikawa Danzô VI as Kagoya Gorobei (C), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Sasano Gonzô, and Ichikawa Shinsha I as His Wife (Nyôbô) Omasu (L)

「遠山甚三」三代目市川市蔵、「女房おそで」二代目坂東玉三郎  「かごや五郎兵衛」六代目市川団蔵  「笹野権三」初代中村福助、「女房おます」初代市川新車

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 77.6 cm (14 13/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44225a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tanomimasu Soga no Kamigaki
Theater: Morita
頼三升曽我神垣(たのみますそがのかみがき)
守田
 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
Blockcutters' marks: Hori Kane (on right and left sheets), Koizumi Hori Kane (on center sheet)
改印:未弐改
彫師:彫兼 小泉彫兼

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: 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