Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Nagoya Sanza (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Kanbayashi Katsuragi (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Fuwa Banzaemon (L)

「名古屋山三」初代河原崎権十郎 「神林かつらき」三代目沢村田之助 「不波伴左衛門」四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Enshûya Hikobei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 75.7 cm (14 3/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44306a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chiyo no Haru Tosa-e no Saya-ate
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Monkey 12 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Chô

改印:申十二改
彫師:彫長

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