Actor Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Momoi Wakasanosuke, Ono Sadakurô, and Hayano Kanpei

「桃井若狭の助」・「斧定九郎」・「早野勘平」初代河原崎権十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.4 x 24.7 cm (13 15/16 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.40235

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
市村
 1859、安政06、09・23

Signed

Toyokuni ga
豊国画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa Hori Take
改印:未十改
彫師:横川彫竹

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