Actors Segawa Rokô IV as Hatamochi no Oroku, Actually (Jitsu wa) ... (R); Nakamura Utaemon III as a Kashima Shrine Priest (Kashima no kotofure), Actually Yamaki no Hangan (C); and Segawa Senjo as Kurokiuri ... (L)

「 瀬川路考」  「 中村歌右衛門」  「 瀬川仙女」

Japanese
Edo period
1808 (Bunka 5), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 001-0644 (C only)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 75.3 cm (14 3/8 x 29 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.22434, 11.22435, 11.24998

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22434 (left), 11.22435 (right), 11.24998 (center)

Play (second part, finale, jôruri): Nure Yatsushi Kana no Inzen
Play (main feature): Gohiiki Onga no Shimadai
Theater: Nakamura
色和倭院宣(ぬれやつしかなのいんぜん)
御摂恩賀仙(ごひいきおんがのしまだい)
中村 、一番目三建目
文化05 (1808)・11・01

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

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