Actors Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Shimada Jûzaburô (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Fisherman (Ryôshi) Yoemon (C), and Onoe Baikô IV as Takao of the Miuraya (L)

「四真田十三郎」五代目沢村長十郎 「りやうし与右衛門」十二代目市村羽左衛門 「三うら屋高尾」四代目尾上梅幸

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 75.2 cm (14 13/16 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44053a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kôshoku Shimada Monogatari
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Mera, Murata
No blockcutter's mark

改印:米良、村田
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