Actors Ichikawa Ichizô I as Sasa no Sangobei (R), Onoe Baikô III as Yakko no Koman (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Satsuma Gengobei (L)

「笹の三五兵衛 市川市蔵」(初代) 「奴の小まん 尾上梅幸」(三代目) 「さつま源五兵衛 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1815 (Bunka 12), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamashiroya Tôemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 77.3 cm (14 7/8 x 30 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40639a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Godairiki Iro no Minato
Theater: Nakamura
五大力艶湊(ごだいりきいろのみなと)
中村
 1815、文化12、03・06

Signed

Kunisada ga (on right sheet), Gototei Kunisada ga (on center and left sheets)
国貞画 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