Actors Ôtani Tomoemon V as Kajiwara (R), Onoe Kikusaburô V as Ichimanmaru, Bandô Matsujirô as Hakoômaru, Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Oniô Shinzaemon (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Mitsue (L)

「梶原 大谷友右衛門」(五代目) 「一万丸 尾上菊三郎」(五代目)、「箱王丸 坂東松次郎」、「鬼王新左衛門 市川小団次」(四代目) 「満江 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-2186 (C), 100-2187 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41756a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Fuji to Mimasu Suehiro Soga
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Masa (on each sheet)

改印:寅三改
彫師:彫工政

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