Rôben Falls on Mount Ôyama (Ôyama Rôben taki no zu): Actors Iwai Shijaku I, Sawamura Tosshô I, Ichikawa Kuzô II, and Sawamura Tokunosuke

大山良弁滝之図  「岩井紫若」(初代)、「沢村訥升」(初代)、「市川九蔵」(二代目)、「沢村徳之助」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1839 (Tenpô 10)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #140 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37 x 25 cm (14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37954

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Diptych (two sheets of incomplete triptych): 11.37954-5 (no VR)
Title on missing left sheet.

The print must date from some time between the retirement of Onoe Kikugorô III in 11/1838 (since he is not shown) and that of Kirishima Giemon in 5/1840.

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga
一勇斎国芳画

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