Evening Scene on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa yûkei): Actors Bandô Takesaburô I, Ichikawa Dannosuke V?, Arashi Rikan III (R); Arashi Kichisaburô III, Iwai Kumesaburô III, Kataoka Gadô II (C); Ichikawa Kodanji IV, Nakamura Fukusuke I, Onoe Kikujirô II (L)

「隅田川夕景」 右 初代坂東竹三郎、五代目市川団之助ヵ、三代目嵐璃寛 中 三代目嵐吉三郎、三代目岩井粂三郎、二代目片岡我童 左 四代目市川小団次、初代中村福助、二代目尾上菊次郎

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Jôshûya Kinzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.21631-3

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.21631 (right), 11.21632 (center), 11.21633 (left)
 見立

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 3
No blockcutter's mark
改印:改、卯三
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: August 3, 1911)

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