Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Urabe Hidetake (R), Segawa Kikunojô V as the Spirit of an Old Spider (Kogumo no sei) (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Sakata Kintoki (L)

「卜部秀武 松本幸四郎」(五代目)  「古くものせい 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)  「さか田公時 市川団十郎」(七代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38.7 x 78.1 cm (15 1/4 x 30 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21513-5

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21513 (left), 11.21514 (center), 11.21515 (right)

Play: Yama Mata Yama Oyotsume-banashi
Theater: Tamagawa, Edo

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

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