Designs of Modern Actors for Collage-picture Battledores (Tôsei yakusha oshi-e hagoita): Matsumoto Kôshirô V as Yoshikado, Iwai Tojaku I as Tatsuyasha, and Arashi Kanjûrô I as Kawagoe

「當盛役者押絵羽子板」 「よし角 松本幸四郎」(五代目)、「辰やしや 岩井杜若」(初代)、「川ごへ 嵐冠十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1830s
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.5 x 37.3 cm (10 7/16 x 14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38335

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No publisher’s mark on this impression.

Iwai Tojaku took the name in 1832.11 at the Nakamura Theater.

Signed

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

Markings

No censor's seal
No publisher's mark

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