Flowers of Edo in Full Bloom (Edo no hana hikari zensei): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I (R), Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III (L)

「江戸の花光全盛」 「河原崎権十郎」(初代)  「市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)  「沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 72.1 cm (14 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.41697a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

An alternate reading of the title is given in furigana but has not yet been read in full.

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子四改
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