A Jôruri Performance of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, Act VI (Jôruri Chûshingura rokudanme): Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Tanegashima Gonroku, Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Metsubô Yahachi, and Ichikawa Danzô I as Tanuki no Kakubei

「浄瑠璃 忠臣蔵 六段目」 「種ヶ島権六   市村家橘」(四代目)、「 めつほう弥八   中村鶴蔵」(初代)、「 狸の角兵衛 市川団蔵」(六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-0985

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.38966

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Chûshingura Sugata no Eawase
Theater: Ichimura
忠臣蔵形容画合(ちゅうしんぐらすがたのえあわせ)
 市村

Signed

Kunisada hitsu
国貞筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑四改
彫師:なし

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