Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tôma Saburôemon (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as Hayase Iori (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Adachi Motoemon (L)

「東間三郎右衛門」五代目坂東彦三郎   「早瀬伊織」二代目沢村訥升   「安達元右衛門」五代目大谷友右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 4th month
Artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839–1892), Publisher Ômiya Kyûjirô (Kiyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Newland, Yoshitoshi (2011), #47

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 x 75 cm (14 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.37803a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kujira Obi Nishiki no Shingata
Theater: Morita

Signed

Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu (right and left sheets), Gyokuô Yoshitoshi hitsu (center sheet)

一魁斎芳年筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Watanabe Hori Ei

改印:卯四改
彫師:渡辺彫栄

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