Actors Onoe Kikujirô II as the Rice Seller's Daughter (Komeya musume) Okimi (R), Nakamura Utaemon IV as Ume no Yoshibei (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Wife (Nyôbô) Koume (L)

「米屋娘おきみ 尾上菊次郎」(二代目) 「梅の由兵衛 中村歌右衛門」(四代目) 「女房小梅 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1838 (Tenpô 9), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Uhei (Fukusendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 77.2 cm (14 3/8 x 30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43414a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Nyôbo-zakari Naka mo Yoshibei
Play (main feature): Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki
Theater: Nakamura

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