Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Miura's Mistress (Miura no mekake) Wakakusa (R), Bandô Kamezô I as Takagi Shirodayû (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ukiyodoko no Inosuke (L)

「三浦ノ妾若草」四代目尾上菊五郎  「高木四郎太夫」初代坂東亀蔵  「浮世床ノ伊之助」五代目坂東彦三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 75.6 cm (14 3/4 x 29 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.15936a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Nezumi Komon Haru no Shingata
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake 1
No blockcutter's mark

改印:改、巳正
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: 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