Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V, formerly Danjûrô VII, as both Yoshida no Matsuwaka (R) and Sarushima Sôta (C), and Iwai Hanshirô V as the Nun Seigen (Seigen-ni) (L)

「吉田の松若 団十郎改市川海老蔵」(五代目) 「二役早替り 猿島惣太 団十郎改 市川海老蔵」(五代目) 「清玄尼 岩井半四郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1832 (Tenpô 3), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Shibai-e ni miru Edo Meiji no kabuki (Waseda, 2003), p. 83; Ukiyo-e zenshû 5 (1957), fig. 146

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.9 x 77 cm (14 15/16 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.39307a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Hana no Gosho-zome
Theater: Ichimura
隅田川花御所染(すみだがわはなのごしょぞめ)
市村
 1832、 天保03、 03・15

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