Fishmarket Scene: Actors Ichikawa Danjûrô VII (R), Iwai Hanshirô V (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III (L)

魚市 七代目市川団十郎 五代目岩井半四郎 三代目尾上菊五郎

Japanese
Edo period
late 1820s
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamaguchiya Tôbei (Kinkôdô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.6 x 76 cm (14 7/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.40641a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

An imaginary scene of actors who did not, however, appear together at the same theater.
 文政10年前後で三人が同座する時なし。

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