Actors Iwai Kumesaburô II as Hisamatsu (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Kimon Kihei (C), and Iwai Shijaku I as Aburaya Osome (L)

「久まつ 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)  「鬼門喜兵衛 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「油屋お染 岩井紫若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 11th month


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-3114 (R only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 77.7 cm (14 13/16 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40628a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Oniwaka Kongen Butai
Theater: Nakamura
鬼若根元台(おにわかこんげんぶたい)
中村
 1825、文政08、11・01

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