Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Toneri Matsuômaru (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Toneri Umeômaru, Asao Yoroku II as Fujiwara Shihei (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Toneri Sakuramaru (L)

「舎人松王丸」四代目市川小団次 「舎人梅王丸」初代河原崎権十郎、「藤原時平」二代目浅尾与六 「舎人桜丸」五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 75.5 cm (14 3/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44292a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 9
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳九
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