Actors Onoe Waichi II as Nenoi no Koyata, Bandô Tamasaburô II as Keisei Ôsakayama (R), Ichikawa Ichizô III as Kiso Yoshinaka, Ichikawa Shinsha I as Shinzô Utsushie (C), Ichikawa Danzô VI as Norikiyo Nyûdô Saigyô, and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Ino Rokurô (L)

「根ノ井小弥太」二代目尾上和市、「けいせい逢坂山」二代目坂東玉三郎  「木曽義仲」三代目市川市蔵、「新造うつしゑ」初代市川新車  「則清入道西行」六代目市川団蔵、「猪野六郎」三代目市川九蔵

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kazusaya Iwazô (Iwakichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 73.4 cm (14 1/8 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44228a-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): Zôho Fujimi Saigyô
Play (main feature): Tanomimasu Soga no Kamigaki
Theater: Morita

増補富士見西行(ぞうほふじみさいぎょう)
頼三升曽我神垣(たのみますそがのかみがき)
守田、二番目
 1859、安政06

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center and left sheets; trimmed off of right sheet?)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori U
改印:未参改
彫師:彫卯

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