Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Daiba no Nizô (R), Bandô Kamezô I as Itamiya Jûbei (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Zatô Bunya (L)

「提婆の仁三」四代目市川小団次 「伊丹屋十兵衛」初代坂東亀蔵 「座頭文弥」四代目市川小団次

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.2 x 74.2 cm (13 7/16 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44214a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tsuta Momiji Utsunomiya Tôge
Theater: Ichimura
蔦紅葉宇都谷峠(つたもみじうつのやとうげ)
市村
 1856、安政03

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 9
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、辰九
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