Actors Matsumoto Kinshô I as Tsubone Iwafuji (R), Onoe Baikô IV as Chûrô Onoe (C), and Sawamura Sôjûrô V as Meshitsukai Hatsu (L)

「つぼね岩藤」初代松本錦升  「中老尾上」四代尾上梅幸  「召仕はつ」五代沢村宗十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1848 (Kôka 5/Kaei 1), 3rd month
Publisher Wakau (Japanese), Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 75 cm (14 5/16 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.38542a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kamakurayama Sakura no Gosho-zome
Theater: Kawarazaki
鎌倉山桜御所染(かまくらやまさくらのごしょぞめ)
河原崎
 1848、嘉永01、03・04

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良、村田
彫師:なし

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