Ejiri, from the Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi): Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Goshaku Somegorô (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as Sayoginu Oshichi, Soryô Jinroku II as Benchô (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Shirai Gonpachi (L)

「五尺染五郎 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目) 「小夜衣お七 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)、「弁長 惣領甚六」(二代目) 「東海道五十三次ノ内 江尻」「白井権八 二役尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Azumaya Daisuke (Kinshûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 71.4 cm (14 15/16 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43383a-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: 11.29151 (left sheet only), 11.43383a-c (complete)

Play: Hitori Tabi Gojûsan Tsugi
Theater: Kawarazaki

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

五渡亭国貞画

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