Actors Onoe Kikugorô IV as Wife (Nyôbô) Oryû (R), Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Tokaiya Ginpei (C), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as a Samurai of Kamakura (Kamakura bushi) (L)

「女房おりう」四代目尾上菊五郎 「渡海屋銀平」八代目片岡仁左衛門 「鎌倉武士」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Daikokuya Heikichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 76.8 cm (14 1/8 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.44244a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitsune Senbon-zakura
Theater: Nakamura
義経千本桜(よしつねせんぼんざくら)
中村
 1859、安政06

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:未七改
彫師:彫竹

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