Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Yamaguchi Kurojirô (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as Tôkichi's Wife (Nyôbô) Okiku (C), and Sawamura Tosshô I as Konoshita Tôkichi (L)

「山口九郎次郎 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「藤吉女房お菊 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)  「此下藤吉 沢村訥升」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1840 (Tenpô 11), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75.9 cm (14 5/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38327, 11.38455a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.38327 (left sheet), 11.38455a-b (right and center sheets); virtual record: 11.38327VR (11.38327, 11.38455a-b)

Play: Gion Sairei Shinkôki
Theater: Nakamura
祇園祭礼信仰記(ぎおんさいれいしんこうき)
中村
 1840、天保11、08・04

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