Actors Nakamura Shikan II as Ohatsu (R), Bandô Mitsugorô IV, formerly Minosuke, as Tsubone Iwafuji (C), and Nakamura Utaroku I as Chûrô Onoe (L)

「おはつ 中村芝翫」(二代目) 「局岩藤 蓑助改 坂東三津五郎」(四代目) 「中老尾のへ 中村歌六」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.9 x 77.8 cm (14 1/2 x 30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43451a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sakura-doki Onna Gyôretsu
Theater: Nakamura

Inscription

「京橋銀座弐町目 仙女香 坂本氏」

年代記では尾上役は<2>中村芝翫。

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: 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