Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Abe no Sadatô, Arashi Kichisaburô III as Hachimantarô, and Seki Sanjûrô III as Abe no Munetô, No. 34 from an untitled series

「安倍貞任」五代目沢村長十郎、「八幡太郎」三代目嵐吉三郎、「安倍宗任」三代目関三十郎 「三十四」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kobayashi Taijirô (Bunseidô / Bunshôdô)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.5 x 36.9 cm (10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.25935

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.25935, 2009.5007.48

Play: Ôshû Adachigahara
Play: Sakaomodaka Yoroi Chôja
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga

一陽斎豊国画

Markings

Censors' seals: Kinugasa, Watanabe, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:衣笠、渡辺、シタ売
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