Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as the Wandering Ascetic Daitô, Actually Shôguntarô Yoshikado (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as the Thief Chômoto Hakamadare Yasusuke (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as the Pilgrim Chôsaku, Actually Watanabe Genji Tsuna (L)

廻国修行者大当実ハ将軍太郎良門 「松本幸四郎」(五代目)  強盗の張本袴垂保輔 「市川団十郎」(七代目)  西国順礼長作実ハ渡辺源次綱 「坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), fig. 145

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 73.8 cm (14 1/8 x 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22214-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22214 (center), 11.22215 (right), 11.22216 (left)

Play: Shitennô O-Edo no Kaburaya
Theater: Nakamura

四天王御江戸鏑(してんのうおえどのかぶらや)
中村、四立目引返し
 1815、文化12、11・01

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: 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