Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as the Evil Prince (Akuôji) (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Shibuya Kanaômaru Masatoshi in Shibaraku (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Senoo Tarô (L)

「悪王子 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 渋谷金王丸昌俊 「吉例ノ暫 市川団十郎」(八代目) 瀬の尾太郎 「中うけ 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 76.6 cm (14 9/16 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40623a-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: 11.29233-4 (two left sheets), 11.40623a-c (complete)

Play: Koi Yoriiru Tsui no Yumitori
Theater: Ichimura

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