... taimen: Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Kewaizaka no Shôshô (R), Kataoka Gadô II as Kudô Suketsune (C), and Nakamura Fukusuke I as Gorô Tokimune (L)

「粧ざかの少々」三代目岩井粂三郎  「工藤祐つね」二代目片岡我童  「五郎時宗」初代中村福助 「 対面」

Japanese
Edo period
1855 (Ansei 2), 12th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisato (Japanese, died in 1858), Publisher Kamaya Kihei (Japanese), Blockcutter Hori Sashichi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37 x 77.5 cm (14 9/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.36829a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunisato ga, in koto-shaped toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国郷画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 12
Blockcutter's mark: Sashichi koku
改印:改、卯十二
彫師:佐七刻

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