Actors Ichikawa Komazô VII as Zasshô Hanabishi Sashin (R), Nakamura Fukusuke I as Zenkichi (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Shizunome Omura (L)

「雑掌花菱左進」七代目市川高麗蔵 「善吉」初代中村福助 「賎の女おむら」十三代目市村羽左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

Negishi, "Sandai Toyokuni yakusha-e...," in Ukiyo-e geijutsu 154 (2007), p. 34, fig. 1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 77.7 cm (14 9/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44133a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Kantan
Play (main feature): Aoto-zôshi
Theater: Ichimura
邯鄲(かんたん) 常磐津
青砥稿(あおとぞうし)
市村、一番目六幕目
 1854、嘉永07、10・14

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 10
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:改、寅十
彫師:彫竹

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