Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Otokodate(?) Goshaku Somegorô (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as Tobi-no-mono Dozaemon Denkichi, Onoe Kikunosuke I as Denkichi's Son (Segare) Kikumatsu (C), and Mimasu Gennosuke I as Otokodate Tôken Gonbei (L)

「(男)達五尺染五郎 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目) 「鳶の者土左衛門伝吉 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)、「伝吉忰菊松 尾上菊之助」(初代) 「男達唐犬権兵へ 三枡源之助」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 33 x 66.9 cm (13 x 26 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43408a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ume no Haru Gojûsan Tsugi
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