Actors Iwai Shijaku I as Yaegaki no Ohime (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Kamiya Iemon (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Yatô Yomoshichi (L)

「八重がきのおひめ 岩井紫若」(初代) 「神谷伊右衛門 市川海老蔵」(五代目) 「矢藤与茂七 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.8 cm (14 3/4 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43438a-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): Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan
Play (main feature): Honchô Nijûshi Kô
Theater: Morita

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