Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as the Younger Sister (Imôto) Oren (R), Onoe Waichi II as the Masamune Heir (Sôryô) Dankurô (C), and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Kichisuke, actually Rai Kunitoshi (L)

「妹おれん」三代目岩井粂三郎 「政宗惣領団九郎」二代目尾上和市 「吉助実ハ来国俊」八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hayashiya Shôgorô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 77.6 cm (14 1/4 x 30 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44253a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Date Moyô Somete Kisaragi
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 2
No blockcutter's mark

改印:午二
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