Actors Onoe Eizaburô III as Shizuka Gozen (R) and Onoe Tamizô II, from Kamigata (Kudari), as both Farmer (Hyakushô) Kyorosaku (C) and Fox Genkurô (Genkurô-gitsune) (L)

「しづか御ぜん 尾上栄三郎」(三代目)  「百姓きよろ作 下り 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)  「源九郎狐 下り 尾上多見蔵」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1841 (Tenpô 12), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Jôshûya Jûzô / Jûbei (Kinjûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Iwakiri, Kuniyoshi (2011), #144

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 75.7 cm (14 5/8 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38518a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ura Omote Senbon-zakura
Theater: Nakamura
裏表千本桜(うらおもてせんぼんざくら)
中村
 1841、天保12、05・05

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

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