Actors Nakamura Utaemon III as Takayasu Saemon Naotoki (R), Bandô Mitsugorô III as Sanjô Kokaji (C), and Nakamura Daikichi I as the Fox Kojorô (Kojorô-gitsune) (L)

「中村歌右衛門」(三代目)高安左衛門直時  「坂東三津五郎」(三代目)三条小鍛冶  「中村大吉」(初代)小女郎狐

Japanese
Edo period
1814 (Bunka 11), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 73.6 cm (14 7/16 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

11.21646-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21646 (right), 11.21647(center), 11.21648 (left)

Play: Ninin Muko Komikurai Sadame
Theater: Nakamura
二人聟座定(ににんむこみくらいさだめ)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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: 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