Actors with Plum Blossoms: Bandô Mitsugorô III (R), Sawamura Gennosuke I (C), and Onoe Eizaburô I (later Matsusuke II, Kikugorô III) (L)

三代目坂東三津五郎  初代沢村源之助  初代尾上栄三郎(=二代目尾上松助、三代目尾上菊五郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1807 (Bunka 4), 1st month
Publisher Shimizu (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 74.5 cm (14 11/16 x 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43012a-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