Triptych: 11.15921 (right), 11.15922 (left), 11.15923 (center) MFA impressions: 11.15921-3, 11.22783VR (11.22783, 11.22788, 11.22792), RES.50.90-1 (two left sheets only), 2009.5008.1a-c Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Bandô Daigorô, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Matsumoto Torazô, Nakayama...
Triptych: 11.15921 (right), 11.15922 (left), 11.15923 (center) MFA impressions: 11.15921-3, 11.22783VR (11.22783, 11.22788, 11.22792), RES.50.90-1 (two left sheets only), 2009.5008.1a-c Actors Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Bandô Daigorô, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Matsumoto Torazô, Nakayama Tomisaburô I, Azuma Fujizô IV, Bandô Minosuke II, Ichikawa Heijirô, Ichikawa Kurizô, Ichikawa Yoshisaburô, Ichikawa Danbei, Ichikawa Yonezô II (R); Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Ichikawa Sôzaburô IV, Ichikawa Seizô, Bandô Daikichi I, Sawamura Utagorô, Ichiyama Fujizô, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Ichikawa Dannosuke III, Sawamura Kinpei II, Sawamura Genpei I, Arashi Konogorô, Iwai Kumesaburô II, Arashi Shinbei III, Bandô Kumahei I, Segawa Tamon I (C); Arashi Ryûzô, Sawamura Kiji, Onoe Raisuke I, Sawamura Shirogorô II, Ichikawa Denzô I, Sawamura Sôjûrô IV, Ichikawa Kumagorô, Ichikawa Tsunejirô, Segawa Rokô IV, Sawamura Sôtarô, Sawamura Kumazô (L)
Kunisada ga (on right and center sheets), Ichiyûsai Kunisada ga (on left sheet) 国貞画 一雄斎国貞画
Censor's seals: kiwame, Tsuruya Kinsuke (on left sheet) 改印: 極、鶴金
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES:  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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1811 (Bunka 8), 11th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), Japanese
Herwig, Heroes of the Kabuki Stage (2004), #24
Vertical ôban triptych; 38.9 x 79 cm (15 5/16 x 31 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper