Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Kimyô Fujihachi, Actually (Jitsu wa) Oyamada Naosuke (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Tamiya Iemon (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô II as Yanagiya Omon (L)

「きめう藤八実ハ小山田直助 松本幸四郎」(五代目)  「民谷伊右衛門 市川団十郎」(七代目)  「柳屋おもん 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1825 (Bunsei 8), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 77.5 cm (14 3/4 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43475a-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 Yotsuya Kaidan
Play (main feature): Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「藤八五もんきめう」

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