Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Shiozawa Tanzaburô (R), Mimasu Gennosuke I as Ikazuchi Tsurunosuke (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Nikki, Actually (Jitsu wa) Tenjiku Kaja Masanori (L)

「塩沢丹三郎 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)  「雷鶴之助 三枡源之助」(初代)  「仁木実は天竺冠者真則 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 74.3 cm (14 1/2 x 29 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38526a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kuruwa Kuruwa Date no Ôyose
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on center and left sheets)

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