Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Togashi no Saemon, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Musashibô Benkei, and Bandô Takesaburô I as Minamoto no Yoshitsune in The Subscription List (Kanjinchô)

「富樫の左衛門」四代目市川小団次 「勧進帳」  「武蔵坊弁慶」八代目市川団十郎  「源義経」初代坂東竹三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1849 (Kaei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 77.4 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.21831, 11.21832, 11.21983

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21831 (right), 11.21832 (center), 11.21983 (left)

Play: Kanjinchô
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Yoshimura
No blockcutter's mark
改印:衣笠、吉村
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