Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV (C), and Bandô Shûka I (L), each in multiple roles

右 藤泉卿・竹之進・橘ノ九年坊・南方十次兵衛・白拍子亀松・工藤左エ門祐常・横川覚範・八重桐・道具屋甚三・武智十次郎 十二代目市村羽左衛門 中 鹿間宅兵衛・由良兵庫の助・お茶のこでべ蔵・七兵衛景清・熊坂長範・古手屋八郎兵へ・切竹武太夫・高木折右衛門・船頭頓兵衛・大高主殿・百姓弥作 四代目中村歌右衛門 左 召仕おはつ・阿野の局・丁稚久松・博多小女郎・花勝見のお秀・大和屋の於秀・静御前・奥女中竹川・将監娘おみつ・ごぜ朝かほ・芸者かしく 初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
about 1849 (Kaei 2)
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 73 cm (14 3/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44021a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Actor Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Tosenkyô/Takenoshin/Tachibana no Kunen bô/Nanbô Jûjibei/Shirabyôshi Kamematsu, Kudô Saemon Suketsune/Yokawa no Kakuhan/Yaegiri/Dôguya Jinzô/Takechi Jûjirô/? (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Sikama Takubei/Yura Hyôgonosuke/Ochanoko Debezô/Shichibei Kagekiyo/Kumasaka Chôhan/Furuteya Hachirobei/Kiritake Takedayû/Takagi Oriemon/ Sendô Tonbei/Ôtaka Tonomo/Hyakushô Yasaku (C) and Bandô Shûka I as Meshitsukai Ohatsu/Ano no tsubone/Detchi Hisamatsu/Hakata Kojorô/Hanakatsumi no Ohide/Yamatoya no Ohide/Shizuka gozen/Okujochû Takekawa/Shôgen’s daughter Omitsu/Goze Asagao/Geisha Kashiku (L)
 見立

当り役を顔見世番付風に並べたもの。

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
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