Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Teraoka Heiemon (R), Kataoka Nizaemon VIII as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as Hakujin Okaru (L)

「寺岡平右衛門 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)  「大星由良之助 片岡仁左衛門」(八代目)  「白人おかる 沢村田之助」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 3rd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.4 x 75.1 cm (13 15/16 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44341a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Nakamura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
中村
 1862、文久02

Signed

Kiô Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
喜翁豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 3 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Ôta Hori Koma
改印:戌三改
彫師:太田彫駒

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