Actors Ichikawa Sumizô III as Chiyo Kanjûrô, Sawamura Gennosuke II as Hayashida Heisuke (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Asahina Tôbei (C), and Segawa Kikunojô V as Gorokichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Oshina (L)

「千代勘十郎 市川寿美蔵」(三代目)、「林田兵作 沢村源之助」(二代目)  「朝比奈藤兵衛 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「五郎吉女房おしな 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1831 (Tenpô 2), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 76.1 cm (14 7/8 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38472a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kawazugake Soga no Honsetsu
Theater: Kawarazaki

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