Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Danshichi Kurobei (R), Morita Kan'ya XI as Tsuribune no Sabu (C), and Kataoka Gadô II as Issun Tokubei (L)

右から 「団七九郎兵衛」四代目市川小団次 「つり船の三ふ」十一代目森田勘弥 「一寸徳兵衛」二代目片岡我童

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamazakiya Seishichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 75.5 cm (14 1/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44173a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gonin Otoko Ikiji no Tateire
Theater: Nakamura
五人男☆胆潔侠(ごにんおとこいきじのたていれ)
中村
 1855、安政02、05・04

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 4
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯四
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