Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Fugen-bô (R), Sawamura Tanosuke II as Gengorô's Daughter Omitsu (C), and Suketakaya Takasuke II as Monju-bô (L)

普賢坊「松本幸四郎」(五代目)   源五郎娘おみつ「沢村田之助」(二代目)  文殊坊「助高屋高助」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1810 (Bunka 7), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 80 cm (15 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.22805-7

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22805 (left), 11.22806 (right), 11.22807 (center)

Play: Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Ichimura
楼門五三桐(さんもんごさんのきり)、二番目大切
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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