Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Tamaori-hime (R), Ichikawa Saruzô I as Mukan Dayû Atsumori (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kumagai Jirô Naozane (L)

「玉折姫」三代目岩井粂三郎  「無官太夫あつ盛」初代市川猿蔵  「熊谷次郎直実」五代目市川海老蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 72 cm (14 3/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38475a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田、シタ売
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