Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Suke no Tsubone (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Shinchûnagon Taira no Tomomori (L)

「すけの局」五代目坂東彦三郎   「源義経」二代目沢村訥升  「新中納言平知盛」五代目大谷友右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 7th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Iseya Kanekichi (Japanese), Blockcutter Tanaka Hori Ushi (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-4359 (R), 100-4360 (C), 100-4361 (L); Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #49

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 72.6 cm (14 5/16 x 28 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.37589a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinomori Kujira no Ôyose
Theater: Morita
一守九字成大漁(いちのもりくじらのおおよせ)
 守田

Signed

Yoshitoshi hitsu (on each sheet)
芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ushi (on right and left sheets)
改印:卯七改
彫師:彫工牛

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