Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as Ôdera Shôbei (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniazami Seikichi (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Izayoi Osayo (L)

「大寺正兵衛」三代目関三十郎 「鬼あざみ清吉」四代目市川小団次 「十六夜おさよ」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 76.1 cm (14 11/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1034a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kosode Soga Azami no Ironui
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Take (on right sheet), Yokokawa Hori Take (on center and lelft sheets)

改印:未弐改
彫師:彫竹 横川彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock