Actors Bandô Minosuke II as Ôiso no Tora, Bandô Mitsutarô as a Kamuro (R), Nakamura Shikan II as Kobayashi Asahina (C), and Seki Sanjûrô II as Kajiwara Heiji (L)

「大いそのとら 坂東簑助」(二代目)、「かむろ 坂東三津太郎」  「小林朝ひな 中村芝翫」(二代目)  「梶原平二 関三十郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.6 x 76.4 cm (14 13/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39733a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hana ni Tori Sakigake Soga
Theater: Nakamura
花鳥魁曽我(はなにとりさきがけそが)
中村
天保03 (1832)・01・

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
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