Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Honzô's Wife (Nyôbô) Tonase (R), Ichikawa Dannosuke V as Ôboshi's Wife (Tsuma) Oishi, Bandô Kamezô I as Kakogawa Honzô, Sawamura Tosshô II as Daughter (Musume) Konami (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Ôboshi Rikiya (L)

「本蔵女房となせ 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「大星妻お石 市川団之助」(五代目)、「加古川本蔵 坂東亀蔵」(初代)、「娘小なみ 沢村訥升」(二代目)  「大星力弥 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 75.7 cm (14 3/16 x 29 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44361a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on left and right sheets)

喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 6 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Fukagawa Hori Chô (on right and center sheets), Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:戌六改
彫師:深川彫長 彫長

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