Actors Ichikawa Yonejûrô II as the Footman (Yakko) Yodohei (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Seigen Hôshi (C), and Onoe Kikugorô IV as Sakura-hime (L)

「奴淀平」二代目市川米十郎 「清玄法師」四代目市川小団次 「さくら姫」四代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 75.1 cm (14 1/8 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44266a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Edo-zakura Kiyomizu Seigen
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 3
No blockcutter's mark

改印:午三
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