Actors Nakamura Nakasuke II as Yokozone Heidayû, Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Yokozone Heitarô (R), Nakamura Tomijûrô II as Iinazuke Unoki (C), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Shimobe Yasahei (L)

「横曽根平太夫」二代目中村仲助、「横曽根平太郎」八代目市川団十郎  「言号卯の木」二代目中村富十郎  「下部弥三平」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Kaei 7/Ansei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.7 x 73.8 cm (13 11/16 x 29 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44153a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sanjûsangendô Munagi no Yurai
Theater: Ichimura
三拾三間堂棟由来(さんじゅうさんげんどうむなぎのゆらい)
市村
 1854、嘉永07、03・13

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、寅三
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