Actors Nakayama Bungorô II as Hirayama Mushadokoro Sueshige (R), Ichimura Takenojô V as Kumagai Jirô Naosane (C), and Bandô Shûka I as Mukan tayû Atsumori (L)

「平山武者所季重」二代目中山文五郎 「熊谷次郎直実」五台目市村竹之丞 「無官太夫敦盛」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 73.1 cm (14 5/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44012a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Play: Hitotsu Kane Kisaki no Hanakago
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on center sheet); Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠) 香蝶楼豊国画 一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark

改印:浜、馬込
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