Actors Seki Sanjûrô (R), Bandô Mitsugorô (C), and Segawa Kikunojô (L)

坂東三津五郎 瀬川菊之丞

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni II (Toyoshige) (Japanese, about 1802–1835), Publisher Matsumura Tatsuemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 76.8 cm (14 7/8 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38707a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)

豊国画

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