Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Fuwa Banzaemon Shigekatsu (R), Iwai Shijaku II as Izumoya no Okuni (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Nagoya Sanza Motoharu (L)

「不破伴左衛門重勝 河原崎権十郎」(初代)  「出雲屋の於国 岩井紫若」(二代目)  「名古屋山三元治 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kagaya Kichiemon (Kichibei) (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Minokichi (Hori Mino) (Japanese, 1833–1906)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 × 72.6 cm (14 1/16 × 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41162a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sato Tsubame Sugata no Inazuma
Theater: Nakamura
花街燕比貌稲妻(さとつばめすがたのいなずま)
中村
元治01 (1864)・04・

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino
改印:子四改
彫師:彫巳の

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