Actors Sawamura Gennosuke II as Hosokawa Katsumoto (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VII as Nikki Danjô, Seki Sanjûrô II as Watanabe Minbu (C), and Iwai Shijaku I as Okinoi (L)

「細川勝元 沢村源之助」(二代目) 「仁木弾正 市川団十郎」(七代目)、「渡辺民部 関三十郎」(二代目) 「おきの井 岩井紫若」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1829 (Bunsei 12), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 74.6 cm (14 7/8 x 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.15097, 11.1549, 11.15201

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15097 (center), 11.15159 (right), 11.15201 (left)

Play: Date Kurabe Okuni Kabuki
Theater: Kawarazaki

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: 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