Actors Iwai Shijaku I as Miyakodori no Oshizu (R), Sawamura Tosshô I as Hôkaibô (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Okumi (L)

「都鳥のおしづ 岩井紫若」(初代)  「法界坊 沢村訥升」(初代)  「おくみ 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

WaSeda db 100-8139 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 69.2 cm (13 3/4 x 27 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38535a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Kamagafuchi Shibai no Furukoto
Play (main feature): Ehon Taikôki
Theater: Kawarazaki
鐘渕劇場故(かまがふちしばいのふること)
河原崎
天保12 (1841)・09

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: 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