Actors Ichikawa Ichizô III as Hakamadare no Yasusuke, Iwai Kumesaburô III as Ichihara Kochô and Nakamura Shikan IV as Minamoto no Raikô, from the series A Lineup of Top Stars (Atari yagura kanban-zoroi)

「当櫓看板揃」 「袴垂保輔 市川市蔵」(三代目)、「市原小蝶 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)、「源ノ頼光 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Hiranoya Shinzô (Aikindô)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban 36.6 x 25.5 cm (14 7/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21891

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nanajûhassai Toyokuni hitsu
七十八歳豊国筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:亥八改
彫師:松島彫政

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: August 3, 1911)

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