Actors Nakamura Kumetarô I (R), Nakamura Tomijûrô (C), and Sanogawa Ichimatsu I (L)

初代中村粂太郎、中村富十郎、初代佐野川市松

Japanese
Edo period
about 1752 (Hôreki 2)
Artist Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785), Publisher Maruya Kohei (Hôsendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Mutô, Shoki Ukiyo-e to Kabuki (2005), no. 2099, 2100, 2101

Dimensions

Uncut hosoban triptych; 29.5 x 42.3 cm (11 5/8 x 16 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ishikawa Toyonobu hitsu (on each design)
石川豊信筆

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