Triptych: 11.15918 (right), 11.15919 (left), 11.15920 (center) MFA impressions: 11.15918-20 (complete triptych), 11.39449a-b (two left sheets only) Actors Sanokawa Hanatsuma IV, Ichikawa Yaozô IV, Sakata Kinzô, Sawamura Tôzaburô, Musician Tokiwazu Komojidayû, Actors Iwai Hanshirô V,...
Triptych: 11.15918 (right), 11.15919 (left), 11.15920 (center) MFA impressions: 11.15918-20 (complete triptych), 11.39449a-b (two left sheets only) Actors Sanokawa Hanatsuma IV, Ichikawa Yaozô IV, Sakata Kinzô, Sawamura Tôzaburô, Musician Tokiwazu Komojidayû, Actors Iwai Hanshirô V, Ichikawa Dansaku I, Ichikawa Sanzaburô, Morita Kan’ya IX, Ichikawa Matsutarô, Arashi Shinbei III, Ichikawa Sôzaburô IV, Ichikawa Monzaburô II, Ichikawa Heijirô, Bandô Mikizô, Iwai Kamejirô, Iwai Tatsujirô, Onoe Senzô, Iwai Mzatsunosuke I, Ichikawa Danbei (R); Ichikawa Shinzô III, Nakamura Daikichi I, Matsumoto Kojirô I, Onoe Shôroku I, Bandô Otohei, Kiriyama Monji III, Ichikawa Kurizô, Sawamura Kinoji, Bandô Momotarô, Ogawa Jûtarô, Sawamura Kawazô, Sawamura Shirôgorô II, Ichikawa Sankichi, Ichikawa Yonezô, Matsumoto Yasohachi, Bandô Kunizô, Nakajima Kanzô, Matsumoto Torazô I, Kirishima Giemon I, Iwai Tokujirô, Iwai Kiyotarô III, and Iwai Umezô (C); Matsumoto Kôshirô V, Nakayama Kamesaburô I, Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Bandô Zenji II, Bandô Tsurujirô, Arashi Yasaburô, Iwai Yoshinosuke, Sanokawa Sakijirô, Arashi Mankichi, Matsumoto Yonesaburô II, Sakata Jinkichi, Ichikawa Danshichi, Ichikawa Jungorô, and Ichikawa Narizô (L)
Gototei Kunisada ga (on right sheet); Kunisada ga (on center and left sheets) 五渡亭国貞画 国貞画
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, 1812 (Bunka 9), 11th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), Japanese
Vertical ôban triptych; 39.1 x 78 cm (15 3/8 x 30 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper