Triptych: 11.22786 (left), 11.22794 (center), 11.22797 (right) MFA impressions: 11.22786VR (11.22786, 11.22794, 11.22797), 11.43436a-c Actors Kirishima Giemon II, Bandô Kichijirô, Iwai Tatsunosuke, Iwai Shijaku I, Bandô Daigorô, Ichikawa Tomozô, Ichikawa Koisaburô I, Ôtani Bajû II,...
Triptych: 11.22786 (left), 11.22794 (center), 11.22797 (right) MFA impressions: 11.22786VR (11.22786, 11.22794, 11.22797), 11.43436a-c Actors Kirishima Giemon II, Bandô Kichijirô, Iwai Tatsunosuke, Iwai Shijaku I, Bandô Daigorô, Ichikawa Tomozô, Ichikawa Koisaburô I, Ôtani Bajû II, Sawamura Kawazô, Ichikawa [illegible], Ichimura Uzaemon XIII, Ichikawa Danjûrô VII, Ichikawa Shinnosuke II, Iwai Hanshirô V, Arashi Kosan, Nakamura Otokichi, Sôryô Jinroku II, Ichikawa Onoe I, Ichikawa Danji, Sawamura Tôzô II, Bandô Ginsuke (R); Ôtani Sorohei, Iwai Chôshirô, Ichikawa Monzaburô II, Nakayama Tomisaburô II, Sakata Hanjûrô, Ichikawa Sôzaburô, Ichikawa Omezô I, [illegible] Takibei, [illegible] Itarô, Ichikawa Seijûrô, Sengoku Hikosuke, Bandô Mokuzô, Bandô Kashiku, Ichikawa Nosuke, Matsumoto Matatarô, Ichikawa Monnosuke III, Ogino Izaburô III, Bandô Kunizô, Ichikawa Kodanji III, Sakata Hangorô IV (C); Ichikawa Momotarô I, Osagawa Tsuneyo IV, Bandô Shinsaku, Bandô Hikosaburô IV, Bandô Mitsuemon I, Bandô Mitsugorô III, Sawamura Kinpei II, Nakayama Kamesaburô I, Bandô Mitahachi II, Bandô Daikichi I, and Sawamura Shirôgorô II (L)
Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet) 五渡亭国貞画
Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極
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, 1823 (Bunsei 6), 11th month
- Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III), Japanese, 1786–1864
- Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô), Japanese
Vertical ôban triptych
11.22786, 11.22794, 11.22797
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper