Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hanakawado no Sukeroku (R); Onoe Kikugorô IV as Agemaki, Courtesan (Keisei) of the Miuraya (C); and Nakamura Kamenojô I as Shiratama, Courtesan of the Miuraya (L)

右から 「花川戸のすけ六」四代目市川小団次 「三浦やの遊女あけ巻」四代目尾上菊五郎 「みうら屋のけいせいしら玉」初代中村歌女之丞

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 75.7 cm (14 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44271-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.44271 (right), 11.44272 (center), 11.44273 (left)

Play: Edo-zakura Kiyomizu Seigen
Theater: Ichimura
江戸桜清水清玄(えどざくらきよみずせいげん)
市村
 1858、安政05

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午三
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: August 3, 1911)

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