Actors Ichikawa Komazô V as Sugiômaru, Ichikawa Ebizô V as Matsuômaru (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Umeômaru, and Onoe Kikugorô III as Sakuramaru (L)

「杉王丸 市川高麗蔵」、「松王丸 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「梅王丸 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)、「桜王丸 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
late 1830s


Dimensions

Vertical chûban tetraptych on uncut horizontal ôban diptych; 17 × 45 cm (6 11/16 × 17 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41317a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ichimôsai Yoshitora ga (on each design)
一猛斎芳虎画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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