Actors Iwai Tojaku I as Isogai's Daughter (Musume) Osode (R), Ichikawa Kuzô II as Shimakawa Tahei (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Isogai's Servant (Shimobe) Tomohira (L)

「磯貝娘おそで 岩井杜若」(初代)  「島川太兵衛 市川九蔵」(二代目)  「磯貝下部友平 坂東彦三郎」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 75.6 cm (14 9/16 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43419a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Tôkaidô Furiwake Sugoroku
Theater: Kawarazaki

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