Actors Arashi Rikan III as Shundô Genba (R), Onoe Tamizô II as Matsuômaru (C), and Arashi Rikaku II as Takebe Genzô (L), in Sugawara Buyûden
「菅原武勇伝」 「春藤玄蕃」三代目嵐璃寛 「松王丸」二代目尾上多見蔵 「武部源蔵」二代目嵐璃珏
Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 106; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 4 (2003), #327
Vertical chûban triptych; 25.2 x 54.2 cm (9 15/16 x 21 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Play: Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami
The Ikeda bunko impression has no publisher’s mark. The MFA impression has Kitakagawa publisher’s mark.
Hirosada (on each sheet)
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection