Actors Segawa Kikunojô V as Okuni Gozen (R), Nakamura Shikan I as Sôtan (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Matabei (L)

「お国御ぜん 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)   「宗丹 中村芝翫」(初代)  「又平 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1818 (Bunka 15/Bunsei 1), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-9969 (R), 100-9970 (C)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39.1 x 77.5 cm (15 3/8 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.21516-8

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21516 (left), 11.21517 (center), 11.21518 (right)

Play: Higashiyama-dono Kabuki no Danmaku
Theater: Nakamura
東山殿劇場段幕(ひがしやまどのかぶきのだんまく)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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