A Set of Three Sake Cups (Mitsugumi sakazuki no uchi): Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Jiraiya (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Tsunade (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Orochimaru (L)

「三ツ組盃の内」「児雷也 市村家橘」(四代目)  「綱手 沢村田の助」 (三代目)  「蛇丸 河原崎権十郎」 (初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-0546 (R), 007-0547 (C), 007-0548 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41771a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 4 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:子四改
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