Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tenmoku Hôin (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as Daughter (Musume) Kakezara (C), and Ichikawa Sadanji I as Tenmoku Sunosuke (L)

「天目法印 坂東彦三郎」 (五代目)  「継橋の娘かけ皿 沢村訥升」(二代目)   「天目須之助 市川左団次」(初代)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), June
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41702a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sumidagawa Nokkiri Kôdan
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 6
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉六
彫師:なし

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