Actors Seki Sanjûrô II as the Outcaste (Hinin) Hanbei (R), Iwai Shijaku I as Dôza's Younger Sister Osayo in Disguise (Jitsu wa Dôza imôto Osayo) (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô II as the Geisha Kohina (L)

「非人半兵衛 関三十郎」(二代目)  「実ハ団三妹おさよ 岩井紫若」(初代)  「芸者小ひな 岩井粂三郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Imariya Ushizô (Bunhôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 76.4 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.22229-31

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22229 (right), 11.22230 (center), 11.22231 (left)

Play: Soga Nakamura Aki no Torikomi
Theater: Nakamura
曽我中村秋取込(そがなかむらあきのとりこみ)
中村
 1826、文政09、08・12

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: 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