Actors Ôtani Tomoemon V as the Nurse (Menoto), Actually (Jitsu wa) Tatarazaemon (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as the Boatman (Sendô) Takizô, Actually Onishi Yukinaga (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as the Groom (Umakata), Actually Uminoue Tarô (L)

「乳人実ハ多々羅九衛門」五代目大谷友右衛門  「船頭☆蔵実ハ尾西行長」二代目沢村訥升  「馬方実ハ海上太郎」四代目中村芝翫

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 3rd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Morimoto Junzaburô (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 007-1329 (R), 007-1328 (C), 007-1327 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41713a-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 hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei (on right sheet)

改印:卯三改
彫師:渡辺彫栄

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