Actors Seki Sanjûrô II as Otokodate Dekiboshi no Saburobei (R), Bandô Minosuke II as Tsukimi no Sangorô, actually Shinobu no Sôta (C), and Nakamura Shikan II as Otokodate Hagun no Shichibei, actually Yamada Saburô (L)

「男伊達出来星の三郎兵衛 関三十郎」(二代目)  「月見の三五郎実ハしのぶの惣太 坂東簑助」(二代目)  「男達破軍の七兵衛実ハ山田三郎 中村芝翫」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 25.8 cm (14 13/16 x 10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37809.7a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana ni Tori Sakigake Soga
Theater: Nakamura

Album: 11.37809.1a-c-.31a-c

Inscription

「関紋の三階松のしけれるは枝葉ふりよき関のわさをき 松月居千代延」
「雨か下に類は稀なるかくれ簑たからひゐきときせる成けり 湖月堂勇魚」
「をしなへてひゐきの〆のみつるらん舳路もせましと匂ふねし梅 望月構光」

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)

一勇斎国芳画

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