Your Favorites on the Third Floor Looking at a Curtain (Okonomi sankai ni tenmaku o miru zu): Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII (C), Arashi Kichiroku I, and Nakamura Shikan IV (L)

「御好 三階ニ天幕を見る図」 初代河原崎権十郎 三代目沢村田之助、十三代目市村羽左衛門 初代嵐吉六、四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1861 (Man'en 2/Bunkyû 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.3 x 76 cm (14 11/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44329a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 10 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉十改
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