Actors Ogino Izaburô II as Rokurô Kintsura (R), Arashi Sanpachi I as Dôhachi (C), and Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Masakado (L)

六郎公連 「荻野伊三郎」(二代目)  道ぜん道八 「嵐三八」(初代)  平将門 「松本幸四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1801 (Kansei 13/Kyôwa 1), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Dimensions

Hosoban triptych; 31.9 x 43.6 cm (12 9/16 x 17 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.14589, 11.14594, 11.14617

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.14589 (left), 11.14594 (center), 11.14617 (right)

Play: Otoko Narikeri Onna Masakado
Theater: Ichimura
男哉婦将門(おとこなりけりおんなまさかど)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal

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