Actors Bandô Hikosaburô V as Ukiyo Tohei (R), Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Nozarashi Gosuke (C), and Ichikawa Danzô VI as Rokuji Namuemon (L)

「浮世戸平 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)「野ざらし吾助 市村家橘」(四代目)「六字南無右衛門 市川団蔵」 (六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 2nd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.1 × 74.6 cm (14 3/16 × 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.38729a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:丑二改
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