The Kiyomizu Temple at Ueno in the Third Month (Sangatsu, Ueno Kiyomizu no zu): Unidentified actor, Actors Nakamura Utaemon III, Iwai Hanshirô V, and Bando Mitsugorô III (L); Onoe Matsusuke II, Segawa Rokô IV, and Ichikawa Danjûrô VII (C); Sawamura Tanosu

「三十六ばんつゞき 役者十二つき 三月うえ野清水の図」 ?、三代目中村歌右衛門、五代目岩井半四郎、三代目坂東三津五郎  二代目尾上松助、四代目瀬川路考、七代目市川団十郎  二代目沢村田之助、初代沢村源之助

Japanese
Edo period
1809 (Bunka 6)
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 120-0294 (R), 120-0295 (C), 120-0296 (L); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 9, Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels (1989), ref. photo p. 269

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 39 x 79.3 cm (15 3/8 x 31 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.13794-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.13794 (left), 11.13795 (center), 11.13796 (right)

The date is inscribed on the pillar in the left sheet.

Signed

Toyokuni ga (on each sheet)
豊国画

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark
改印:なし
版元: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