Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Manoya Tokubei (R), Onoe Kikujirô II as Tokubei's Wife (Nyûbô) Otoki, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Subashiri Okuma (C), Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Yamaneko Osan, and Arashi Kangorô I as Dôguya Goichi (L)

「真野屋徳兵衛 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「徳兵衛女房おとき 尾上菊次郎(二代目)、「須走おくま 市村家橘」(四代目)  「山猫於三 中村鶴蔵」(初代)、 「道具屋五市 嵐冠五郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41740a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Musume Hyôban Zen’aku Kagami
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man

改印:丑八改
彫師:朝倉彫万

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