Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Shôshô Munesada (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Sekimori Sekibei (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Komachi-hime (L)

「少将宗貞」四代目尾上菊五郎 「関守関兵衛」五代目市川海老蔵 「小町姫」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1858 (Ansei 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34.8 x 72.8 cm (13 11/16 x 28 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44257a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Tsumoru Koi Yuki no Seki no To
Play (main feature): Yanagishima Uwasa no Nishiki-e
Theater: Ichimura
積恋雪関扉(つもるこいゆきのせきのと) 常磐津
柳島噂錦絵(やなぎしまうわさのにしきえ)
市村、二番目大切
 1858、安政05

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Horse 11
No blockcutter's mark
改印:午十一
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