Actors Onoe Eizaburô III as the Courtesan (Keisei) Nanaaya (R), Sawamura Tosshô I as Takiyasha-hime (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Watanabe no Tsuna (L)

「けいせい七綾 尾上栄三郎」(三代目) 「滝夜叉姫 沢村訥升」(初代) 「渡辺の綱 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1839 (Tenpô 10), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 70 cm (13 15/16 x 27 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40643a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Gohiiki o Hiku Ya Tsunazaka
Theater: Kawarazaki
御摂曳綱坂(ごひいきをひくやつなざか)
河原崎
 1839、天保10、10・27

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