Actors Seki Sanjûrô III as Yamabayashi Fusahachi (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Inuzaka Keno (C), unidentified actor as Fisherman (Ryôshi) Kansaku, and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Inuta Kobungo (L)

「山林房八」三代目関三十郎 「犬坂毛乃」三代目岩井粂三郎 「りやうしかん作」、「犬田小文吾」初代中村福助

Japanese
Edo period
1857 (Ansei 4), intercalary 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseyoshi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.2 cm (14 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44288a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Wakaki no Ume Satomi no Yatsufusa
Theater: Nakamura
若樹梅里見八総(わかきのうめさとみのやつふさ)
中村
 1857、安政04

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Snake intercalary 5
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、巳壬五
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