Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Magoshichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Oyone (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Tateba no Taheiji (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Toiya Jinsoku Magoshichi (L)

「孫七女房およね 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)  「立場の太平次 河原崎権十郎」(初代)  「問屋人足孫七 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 × 73.1 cm (14 1/16 × 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41160a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshiiku ga, in yoshi cartouche (on each sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:戌五改
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