Actors Iwai Shijaku II as the Courtesan (Keisei) Agemaki of the Miuraya (R), Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kurotegumi no Otokodate Sukeroku (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Torii Shinzaemon (L)

「三浦屋のけいせい揚巻」二代目岩井紫若  「黒手組の男達助六」五代目坂東彦三郎   「鳥井進左衛門」五代目大谷友右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Yamashiroya Jinbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.17358, 11.38949a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.17358 (left), 11.38949a-b (right and center)

Play: Atari Kuji Mansei Soga
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Tanaka Hori Ushi

改印:卯正改
彫師:田中彫牛

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: August 3, 1911)

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