Actors Onoe Baikô IV as Kanbayashi Katsuragi (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Fuwa Banzaemon (C), and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Nagoya Sanza (L)

「上林かつらき」四代目尾上梅幸 「不波伴左衛門」五代目市川海老蔵 「名古屋山三」五代目沢村長十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Echizenya Hachiemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73.3 cm (14 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44016a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Date Kurabe Uwasa no Saya-ate
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Kôchôrô Toyokuni ga (on right and left sheets), Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on center sheet)

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