Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Hidari Jingorô (R), Ichikawa San'en (Kuzô II) as the Dancing Doll (Oyama ningyô shosagoto) (C), and Onoe Eizaburô III as Jingorô's Wife (Nyôbô) Osaku (L)

「左り甚五郎 市川九蔵」(二代目)  「おやま人形所作事 市川三猿」(二代目九蔵)  「甚五郎女房お作 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.2 x 70.4 cm (13 7/8 x 27 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43382a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (interval): Nise Kakete Sato no Horimono
Play: Honchômaru Iroe no Kumiage
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

Markings

No censor's seal

改印: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