Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Daikokumai Norizome no Sanzô, with inset of Okina (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Daikokumai Minamezame no Otokichi, eith inset of Sanba[sô] (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Daikokumai Robyôshi no Otomatsu, with inset of Senzai (L)

「大黒 まいのりぞめの三蔵 市川九蔵」(二代目)、「おきな引ぬき」  「だいこく まいみなめざめの音吉 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)、「引ぬき三番(叟)」  「大黒 まいろびやうしの音松 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)、「せんさい引ぬき」

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-6685 (R), 101-6686 (C), 101-6687 (L); Suzuki et al., Utagawa Kuniyoshi ten (1996), p. 265, fig. 3

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 74.8 cm (14 9/16 x 29 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38541a-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): Mau Teori Soeiro no Tanemaki
Play: Fude Hajime Soga no Fukubiki
Theater: Ichimura
舞奏いろの種蒔(まうておりそえいろのたねまき)、常磐津
筆始曽我福贔屓(ふではじめそがのふくびき)
 市村

Signed

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

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