Actors Nakamura Fukusuke I as Daiba no Nisa (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Hachidayû's Daughter (Musume) Okiyo (C), and Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Karigane Kon'ya Bunshichi (L)

「提婆の仁三」初代中村福助 「八太夫娘おき代」三代目岩井粂三郎 「雁金紺屋文七」八代目片岡仁左衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.4 x 72.7 cm (14 5/16 x 28 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44262a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Eiyû Koko ni Yorimasa
Theater: Nakamura
英勇茲頼政(えいゆうここによりまさ)
中村
 1858、安政05

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 10
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:午十
彫師:横川彫竹

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