Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as the Geisha (Geiko) Chôkichi (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Nuregami (C), and Segawa Kikunojô V as the Geisha (Geiko) Shôkichi (L)

「げい子長吉 岩井半四郎」(五代目)  「ぬれがみ 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「げい子照吉 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuninao (Japanese, 1795–1854)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-2166 (C only); Ukiyo-e taisei 10 (1930), #251 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 26.1 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.16417-9

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.16417 (right), 11.16418 (center), 11.16419 (left)

Play: Nennen Soga Kuruwa Nikki
Theater: Nakamura
☆曽我曲輪日記(ねんねんそがくるわにっき)
 中村

Signed

Kuninao ga (on each sheet)
国直画

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: August 3, 1911)

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