Actors Nakamura Utaemon IV as Matsuômaru (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Takebe Genzô (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Matsuô's Wife (Nyôbô) Chiyo (L)

「松王丸 中村歌右衛門」(四代目)  「武部源蔵 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「松王女房千代 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35 x 70.3 cm (13 3/4 x 27 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43440a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
Theater: Kawarazaki

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