Actors Ichikawa Shinsha I as the Geisha Ohana (R), Bandô Shûka I as the Geisha Kosan (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Omatsuri no Kingorô (L)

「芸者お花」初代市川新車 「芸者小三」初代坂東しうか 「お祭りの金五郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 75.3 cm (14 5/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44010a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Minoriyoshi Kogane no Kikuzuki
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

一陽斎豊国画 香蝶楼豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, reverse aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込、改
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