A Triptych for New Year (Shinshun jakkan sanpuku tsui): Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as ... no Ichi (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Shungiku no Taku (C), and Kawarazaki Sanshô (Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I) as Fukubotan no Gon (L)

「新春若干三幅対」  「 ノ市 市村家橘」(四代目)   「春ぎくの田久 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「福牡丹ノ権 河原崎三升」(初代河原崎権十郎)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41741a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 11 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu
改印:子十一改
彫師:上邑彫安

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