Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Kôzô (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Fujibei (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III in a Second Role (Futayaku) as Denkichi (L), in the Ôi River Scene, A Great Hit (Ôikawa no ba, ôatari)

「幸蔵 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)「大井川の場大当り/\」 「藤兵衛 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)「古今大たて大当り/\」 「二役伝吉 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 77.1 cm (14 13/16 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43381a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: *11.40716 (left sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), *11.40717 (right sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.43381a-c, 11.43461a-c (complete)

Play: Ume no Haru Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Ichimura
梅初春五十三駅(うめのはるごじゅうさんつぎ)
 市村

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