The Third Floor of the Nakamura Theater (Nakamura-za sankai zu)

「中村座三階図」 右 「松本錦吾」、「中村伝九郎」(五代目)、「尾上まつ助」、「尾上菊五郎」(三代目)、「鎌倉平九郎」、「関宗太郎」、「関十三」、「尾上かに十郎」、「三枡源之助」(初代)、「中村森五郎」 中 「市川判蔵」、「坂東善次」(二代目)、「嵐冠十郎」(初代)、「関三平」、「尾上けい蔵」、「関歌助」、「松本小次郎」、「尾上扇蔵」、「市川こま蔵」(五代目)、「関三十郎」(二代目)、「岩井春次」、「中村七三郎」(四代目)、「瀬川菊之丞」(五代目)、「嵐冠之助」、「岩井辰三郎」、「尾上梅五郎

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; 38.2 x 76.9 cm (15 1/16 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.43435a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.22784VR (11.22784, 11.22798, 11.22790), 11.43435a-c

Actors Matsumoto Kingo, Nakamura Denkurô V, Onoe Matsusuke, Onoe Kikugorô III, Kamakura Heikurô, Seki Sôtarô, Seki Jûza, Onoe Kanijûrô, Mimasu Gennosuke I, Nakamura Morigorô (R);
Ichikawa Hanzô, Bandô Zenji II. Arashi Kanjûrô I, Seki Sanpei, Onoe Keizô, Seki Utasuke, Matsumoto Kojirô, Onoe Senzô, Ichikawa Komazô V, Seki Sanjûrô II, Iwai Haruji, Nakamura Shichisaburô IV, Segawa Kikunojô V, Arashi Kannosuke, Iwai Tatsusaburô, Onoe Umegorô, Ichikawa Kurizô, Matsumoto Takegorô, Ichikawa Hidejirô, Segawa Tomisaburô II (C);
Seki Utajû, Matsumoto Somezô, Onoe Kikuyo, Ôtani Monzô II, Segawa Masanosuke, Iwai Kumesaburô II, Matsumoto Somegorô I, Segawa Kikutarô, Nakamura Chiyobisuke I, Nakamura Shinpachi, Asao Tomozô II, Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Onoe Kikujirô I, Ichikawa Torazô I, Matsumoto Torazô, and Segawa Ronosuke 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: 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