Triptych: 11.22782 (left), 11.22793 (center), 11.22796 (right) MFA impressions: RES.50.118-20, 11.22782VR (11.22782, 11.22793, 11.22796) Actors Onoe Shônozô, Ichikawa Onoe I, Ichikawa Sukezô, Bandô Minosuke II, Onoe Eizaburô II, Ichikawa Tazô, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Nakamura...
Triptych: 11.22782 (left), 11.22793 (center), 11.22796 (right) MFA impressions: RES.50.118-20, 11.22782VR (11.22782, 11.22793, 11.22796) Actors Onoe Shônozô, Ichikawa Onoe I, Ichikawa Sukezô, Bandô Minosuke II, Onoe Eizaburô II, Ichikawa Tazô, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Nakamura Shichisaburô IV, [illegible] Fukutarô, Ichikawa Chôgorô, Segawa Kichinosuke, Segawa Kikugorô, Sawamura [illegible] …zô, Bandô Daikichi I, Nakamura Akashi IV, Ichikawa Nosuke, Sawamura Genpei I, Ichikawa Ichinosuke (R); Bandô Denzaburô, Onoe Matsusuke II, Sawamura Shibazô, Bandô Shinsaku, Sawamura Kinpei II, Ichikawa Tsurusaburô, Ichikawa Tomozô II, Sawamura Utagorô, Bandô Kumahei I, Nakamura Tôzô II, Ichiyama Fujizô, Suketakaya Ginpachi, Mimasu Miyozô, Sawamura Eikichi, Ichikawa Ichizô I, Ichiyama Shichizô II, Nakajima Momoemon, Ichikawa Oguma, Segawa Tamon (C); Sengoku Hikosuke, Nakamura Yonejirô, Segawa Ginjirô, Arashi Wakano, Suketakaya Takasuke II, Yamashita Yaozô II, Nakayama Hikojirô, Segawa Hamajirô, Sawamura Sôtarô, Sawamura Tanosuke II, Suketakaya Kingorô I, Musician Tokiwazu Kanedayû, and Actor Ichikawa [illegible] (L)
Kunisada ga (on right and center sheets), Kinraisha Kunisada gazu (on left sheet) 国貞画 琴雷舎国貞画(貞三升印)
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, 1813 (Bunka 10), 1st month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), Japanese
Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #96; Izzard, Kunisada's World (1993), p. 22, fig. 3; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 11 (1982), #35
Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 73.7 cm (14 3/8 x 29 in.)
11.22782, 11.22793, 11.22796
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper