Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Toneri Matsuômaru (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Toneri Umeômaru, Ichikawa Danzô VI as Fujiwara Shihei (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Toneri Sakuramaru (L)

「舎人松王丸 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「舎人梅王丸 河原崎権十郎」(初代)、「藤原時平 市川団蔵」(六代目) 「舎人桜丸 市村羽左エ門」(十三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sagamiya Tôkichi (Ai-To) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 74.4 cm (13 15/16 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.29022-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29022 (left), 11.29023 (right), 11.29024 (center)

MFA impressions: 11.29022-4, 11.29183-5, 11.44330a-c

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 11 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉十一改
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: 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