Actors Ôtani Tomoemon V as Kajiwara Genta, Onoe Kikusaburô as Ichimanmaru (R), Nakamura Kantarô as Ebina Gunzô, and Bandô Matsujirô as Hakoômaru (L)

「梶原源太 大谷友右エ門」(五代目)、「一万丸 尾上菊三郎」  「海老名軍蔵 中村翫太郎」、「箱王丸 坂東松次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych

Accession Number

11.41762a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No identification is given for the actor at far left. Possibly these are the two right sheets of a triptych, with the identification for this figure on the missing left sheet.

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei (on each sheet)

改印:寅三改
彫師:彫栄

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