Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as Iemon, Actually (Jitsu wa) Dôzaburô (R), Onoe Eizaburô III as Izayoi (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Jûrô Sukenari (L)

「伊右衛門実ハ 団三郎 尾上菊五郎」(三代目) 「十六夜 尾上栄三郎」(三代目) 「十郎祐助也 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1834 (Tenpô 5), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db; Suzuki 1992, #302

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.8 x 77.4 cm (14 7/8 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.39740a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sanpukutsui Kakizome Soga
Theater: Ichimura
三幅対書初曽我
 市村

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