Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Shirai Gonpachi (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Yaeume (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Sasano Gonzô (L)

「白井権八 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「八重梅 沢村田之助」(三代目) 「笹野権三 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Shimizuya Naojirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41846a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koma aratame Hori Tashichi

改印:亥二改
彫師:駒改彫多七

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