Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Kurotegumi Sukeroku (R), Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Shiratama, Sawamura Tosshô II as Ushiwaka Denji (C), and Iwai Shijaku II as Wife (Nyôbô) Omaki

「黒手組助六」五代目坂東彦三郎  「しらたま」六代目坂東三津五郎、「牛若伝次」二代目沢村訥升 「女房おまき」二代目岩井紫若

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yamamura Kinzaburô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41732a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Atari Kuji Mansei Soga
Theater: Morita
当九字万成曽我(あたりくじまんせいそが)
 守田

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 1 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:卯正改
彫師:なし

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