Actors Ichimura Takematsu III as Senzai (R), Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Sanbasô (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Egami no Fukusuke (L)

「千ざい」市村竹松(三代目) 「三番そう」市村家橘」(四代目) 「江上の福介」市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese), Publisher Daikokuya Kinzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 73 cm (14 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44372a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Sono Mama ni Sugata no Utsushi-e
Play (main feature): Koharu Nagi Okitsu Shiranami
Theater: Ichimura
其儘姿写絵(そのままにすがたのうつしえ) 清元、竹本
小春穏沖津白浪(こはるなぎおきつしらなみ)
市村、二番目大切
 1864、元治01

Signed

Nanajûkyûsai Toyokuni hitsu (on each sheet)
七十九歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:子十一改
彫師:片田彫長

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