Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as a Drunken Groundskeeper (Namaei Jichô) (R), Sawamura Tosshô I in Three Types of Drunks (Sannin Namaei) (C), and Ichikawa Kuzô II as a Drunken Groundskeeper (Namaei Jichô) (L)

「なまゑい仕丁 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)  「三人なまゑい 沢村訥升」(初代)  「なまゑひ仕丁 市川九蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 70.3 cm (13 3/4 x 27 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43457a-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 1): Wakaki no Hana Sugata no Saishiki
Play (main feature): Date Kurabe Zensei Soga
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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