Actors Seki Sanjûrô II as Takaichi Buemon, Bandô Tamasaburô I as Takaichi Shônosuke (R), Bandô Mitsugorô III as Harufuji Jiroemon (C), and Arashi Kanjûrô I as Kamura Udaemon (L)

「高市武右衛門 関三十郎」(二代目)、「高市庄之助 坂東玉三郎」(初代) 「春藤次郎右衛門<3>坂東三津五郎」(三代目) 「加村宇だ右衛門 嵐冠十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1830 (Bunsei 13/Tenpô 1), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 77.4 cm (14 13/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.43416a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Mitsumono Tsuzure no Nishiki
Theater: Ichimura

Inscription

役割番付では高市武右衛門役は坂東簑助。

役割番付では加村宇多右衛門役は片岡市蔵。

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: 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