Actors Kataoka Ichizô I as Mikawaya Giheiji (R), Bandô Mitsugorô IV as Danshichi Kurobei (C), and Osagawa Tsuneyo IV as Tokubei's Wife (Nyôbô) Otatsu (L)

「三河屋儀平二 片岡市蔵」(初代) 「団七九郎兵衛 坂東三津五郎」(四代目) 「徳兵へ女房おたつ 小佐川常世」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 x 78 cm (14 1/2 x 30 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43418a-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): Natsu Matsuri Naniwa Kagami
Play (main feature): Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Ichimura

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