Actors Iwai Hanshirô V as the Kamuro Tayori (R), Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Naniwa no Jirosaku (C), and Bandô Mitsugorô III as Azuma no Yoshirô (L)

「禿たより 岩井半四郎」(五代目)  「なにわの二郎作 松本幸四郎」(五代目)  「東の与四郎 坂東三津五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1826 (Bunsei 9), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.7 x 78.5 cm (14 13/16 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.40618a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa, finale of Part 2): Modori Kago Iro ni Aikata
Play (main feature): Taiheiki Chûshin Kôshaku
Theater: Ichimura
戻駕色相肩(もどりかごいろにあいがた) 常磐津
太平記忠臣講釈(たいへいきちゅうしんこうしゃく)
市村、二番目大切
 1826、文政09、07・01

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