Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Shirai Gonpachi (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Yaeume, Seki Sanjurô III as Hokke Chôbei (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Sasano Gonza (L)

「白井権八 坂東彦三郎」(五代目) 「八重梅 沢村田之助」(三代目)、「法花長兵衛 関三十郎」(三代目) 「笹ノ権三 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41788a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.39877a-c, 11.41788a-c

Play: Tamakushige Akebono Soga
Theater: Nakamura
宝九字匣曙曽我(たまくしげあけぼのそが)
中村
 1863、文久03

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Mino (center sheet only)
改印:亥正改
彫師:彫巳の

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