Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as Iwami Tarô Tomohide (R), Onoe Baikô IV as Akamatsu's Daughter (Sokujo) Shiragiku, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Dote no Dôtetsu (C), and Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Ashikaga Jirô (L)

「岩見太郎友秀」三代目関三十郎 「赤松息女白菊」四代目尾上梅幸、「土手ノ道哲」四代目市川小団次 「足利次郎」八代目市川団十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 76.6 cm (14 x 30 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44074a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.44074a-c, 11.44080a-c

Play: Kozotte Kuruwa Mimasu no Datezome
Theater: Nakamura
挙廓三升伊達染(こぞってくるわみますのだてぞめ)
 中村

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome, Ox 1
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込、丑正
彫師:なし

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