Actors Bandô Hikosaburô IV as Ôtomo Keibu Sôren, Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Kagesawa Natsunojô (R), Bandô Shûka I as Aoyagi Harunosuke, Bandô Takesaburô I as Yukioka Fuyujirô (C), Ichikawa Hirogorô I as Utsubo Yakurô, and unidentified actors as Kôtetsu Tachi

「大友刑部宗連」四代目坂東彦三郎、「蔭沢夏之丞」五代目市川団十郎  「青柳春之助」初代坂東しうか、「雪岡冬次郎」初代坂東竹三郎  「荒鉄太刀蔵」、「宇壷矢九郎」初代市川広五郎、「下部がん助」

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Mitaya Kihachi (Japanese), Blockcutter Nakamura Tôkichi (Hori Me-Tô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 201-2647 (R), 201-2648 (C), 201-2649 (L); Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.1 cm (14 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38505a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Shiranui Monogatari
Theater: Kawarazaki
しらぬひ譚(しらぬいものがたり)
河原崎
 1853、嘉永06、02・10

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 2
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Me-Tô
改印:福、村松、丑二
彫師:彫目藤

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