Actors Ichikawa Kuzô II as Shigetada (R), Arashi Kichisaburô III as Higuchi Jirô Kanemitsu (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Ofude (L)

「重忠 市川九蔵」(二代目)  「樋口次郎兼光 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「おふで 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1842 (Tenpô 13), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5171 (R), 100-5172 (C), 100-5173 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 69.8 cm (13 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38508a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hiragana Seisuiki
Theater: Kawarazaki
ひらかな盛衰記
 河原崎

Signed

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

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark
改印:なし
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