The Third Floor of the Ichimura Theater (Ichimura-za sankai no zu)

「市村座三階之図」 右 「桐島義右衛門」(二代目)、「坂東吉次郎」、「岩井辰之助」、「岩井紫若」(初代)、「坂東大五郎」、「市川友蔵」、「市川鯉三郎」(初代)、「大谷馬十」(二代目)、「沢村川蔵」、「市川柿太郎」、「座本羽左衛門」(十二代目市村羽左衛門)、「市川団十郎」(七代目)、「市川新之助」(二代目)、「岩井半四郎」(五代目)、「嵐小さん」、「中村音吉」、「惣領甚六」(二代目)、「市川おの江」(初代)、「市川団次」、「沢村東蔵」(二代目)、「坂東銀助」 中 「大谷曽呂平」、「岩井長四郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1823 (Bunsei 6), 11th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.22786, 11.22794, 11.22797

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.22786 (left), 11.22794 (center), 11.22797 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.22786VR (11.22786, 11.22794, 11.22797), 11.43436a-c

Actors Kirishima Giemon II, Bandô Kichijirô, Iwai Tatsunosuke, Iwai Shijaku I, Bandô Daigorô, Ichikawa Tomozô, Ichikawa Koisaburô I, Ôtani Bajû II, Sawamura Kawazô, Ichikawa [illegible], Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Ichikawa Shinnosuke II, Iwai Hanshirô V, Arashi Kosan, Nakamura Otokichi, Sôryô Jinroku II, Ichikawa Onoe I, Ichikawa Danji, Sawamura Tôzô II, Bandô Ginsuke (R);
Ôtani Sorohei, Iwai Chôshirô, Ichikawa Monzaburô II, Nakayama Tomisaburô II, Sakata Hanjûrô, Ichikawa Sôzaburô, Ichikawa Omezô I, [illegible] Takibei, [illegible] Itarô, Ichikawa Seijûrô, Sengoku Hikosuke, Bandô Mokuzô, Bandô Kashiku, Ichikawa Nosuke, Matsumoto Matatarô, Ichikawa Monnosuke III, Ogino Izaburô III, Bandô Kunizô, Ichikawa Kodanji III, Sakata Hangorô IV (C);
Ichikawa Momotarô I, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Bandô Shinsaku, Bandô Hikosaburô IV, Bandô Mitsuemon I, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Sawamura Kinpei II, Nakayama Kamesaburô I, Bandô Mitahachi II, Bandô Daikichi I, and Sawamura Shirôgorô II (L)

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: 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