Act X (Dai jûdanme): Actors Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ôboshi Yuranosuke, Bandô Kamezô I as Amakawaya Gihei, and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as His Wife (Nyôbô) Osono, from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon chûshingura)

「かな手本忠臣蔵 第十段目」 「大星由良之助 片岡仁左衛門」(八代目)、「天川屋義兵 坂東亀蔵」(初代)、「女房おその 市川団之助」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniaki II (Japanese, 1835–1888), Publisher Etsuka (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 24.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.36815

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kuniaki ga, in toshidama cartouche

国明画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Koma

改印:戌六改
彫師:太田彫駒

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