Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Matsudaiya Shirobei (R), Bandô Takesaburô I as Matsudaiya Kogorô (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Kogorô's Wife (Nyôbô) Osen (L)

「松台屋四郎兵衛」四代目市川小団次  「松台屋小五郎」初代坂東竹三郎  「小五郎女房お仙」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 75.4 cm (14 1/16 x 29 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44169a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.29557-9, 11.44169a-c

Play: Na ni Takashi Mariuta Jitsuroku
Theater: Nakamura
名高手毬諷実録(なにたかしまりうたじつろく)
中村
 1855、安政02、07・10

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 7
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯七
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