Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Inanoya Hanbei (R), Bandô Shûka I as Katsumi Ane-e Ochiyo (C), and Seki Sanjûrô III as Shôki Hanbei (L)

「稲野屋半兵衛」五代目沢村長十郎 「勝見あねへお千代」初代坂東しうか 「鐘馗半兵衛」三代目関三十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Chûsuke (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.5 x 77.8 cm (14 3/4 x 30 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43972a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Meiyo Jinsei Roku
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Watanabe, Rat 7, shita-uri
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、渡辺、子七、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: 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