Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kataomoi (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as the Filial Daughter (Kyôjo) Kakezara, Nakamura Chûtarô as the Servant (Shimobe) Kyakuhei (C), and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Tenmoku Sunosuke (L)

「片おもひ 坂東彦三郎」 (五代目)  「孝女かけ皿 沢村訥升」(二代目)、「下部脚平 中村仲太郎」  「天目須之助 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), June
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Gusokuya Kahei (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41792a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Nokkiri Kôdan
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on right and center sheets)

豊原国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei

改印:なし
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