Actors Iwai Shijaku I as Mikuniya Kojorô (R), Sawamura Tosshô I as Tamaya Shinbei (C), and Ichikawa Danzô V as Demura Shinbei (L)

「三国屋小女郎 岩井紫若」(初代) 「玉や新兵衛 沢村訥升」(初代) 「出村新兵衛 市川団蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1836 (Tenpô 7), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 76 cm (14 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40640a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Tomigaoka Koi no Yamabiraki
Play (main feature): Ôtô no Miya Asahi no Yoroi
Theater: Nakamura
富岡恋山鐘(とみがおかこいのやまがね)
大塔宮曦鎧(おおとうのみやあさひのよろい)
中村、二番目
 1836、天保07、05・09

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