Actors Bandô Kakitsu I as Akashi Kamonnosuke (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Sanada Yukimura (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Doi Yagorô (L)

「明石掃部之助 坂東家橘」(初代)  「真田幸村 市川団十郎」(九代目)  「土井弥五郎 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1882 (Meiji 15), 2nd month
Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Emoto Nao (Japanese), Blockcutter Asai Ginjirô (Hori Gin) (Japanese, 1844–1894)


Catalogue Raisonné

Another triptych of the same play: Waseda db 101-4945, 101-4946, 101-4947

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 71.4 cm (14 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.36963a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Harinuki-zutsu Sanada no Nyûjô
Theater: Haruki

Signed

Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu (on right sheet)

楊洲周延筆

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Ginjirô

彫師:彫工銀次郎

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