Actors Iwai Hanshirô V (R), Nakamura Shikan II, from Kamigata (Kudari) (C), and Segawa Kikunojô V (L)

「岩井半四郎」(五代目) 「下り 中村芝翫」(二代目) 「瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1827 (Bunsei 10), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 77.7 cm (14 15/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.16508-10

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.16508 (left), 11.16509 (center), 11.16510 (right)

Play: Kinbusen Yosooi Genji
Theater: Nakamura
金峯山艶色源氏(きんぶせんよそおいげんじ)
 中村

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
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: 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