Actors Onoe Kikugorô III as ... (R), Iwai Tojaku as Matsugae (C), and Ichikawa Ebizô V as Umemaru Genba (L)

「 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)  「松ヶ枝 岩井杜若」  「梅丸玄番 市川海老蔵」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.9 x 71.8 cm (14 1/8 x 28 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.38534a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Nobukimi, Norikimi ?

For a surimono diptych of the same scene, see 11.26058-9 .

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