Actors Ichikawa Omezô I, Onoe Matsusuke II (?), and Sawamura Gennosuke I

初代市川男女蔵、二代目尾上松助ヵ、初代沢村源之助

Japanese
Edo period
about 1807 (Bunka 4)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamatoya Jûbei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.9 x 24.7 cm (14 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13783

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the left sheet of an incomplete triptych, with 11.13782 as the right sheet.

Identification of publisher is not certain.

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

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: August 3, 1911)

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