Actors Seki Sanjûrô II and Asao Tamejûrô III as Priests (R) and Segawa Kikunojô V as a Shirabyôshi Dancer (L)

「関三十郎」(二代目)、「浅尾為十郎」(三代目)  「白びやうし 瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1820 (Bunsei 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 37.1 x 51.6 cm (14 5/8 x 20 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41488a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Dôjô-ji
Play (main feature): Sanmon Gosan no Kiri
Theater: Nakamura
道成寺(どうじょうじ)
楼門五山桐(さんもんごさんのきり)
 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: 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