Actors Bandô Kamezô I as Banzuiin Chôbei; Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Konjin Chôgorô (R); Bandô Hikosaburô V as Tôken Gonbei; Nakamura Tsuruzô I as Tsurigane Yazaemon (C); Iwai Shijaku II, formerly Kumesaburô III, as Shirai Gonpachi; and Ichikawa Danzô VI as

「幡随院長兵衛 坂東亀蔵」(初代)、「金神長五郎 河原崎権十郎」(初代)  「唐犬権兵衛 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)、「鐘弥左衛門 中村鶴蔵」(初代)  「 粂三郎改 岩井紫若」(二代目)、「夢の市兵衛 市川団蔵」(六代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Fujiokaya Keijirô (Shôrindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.8 × 74.5 cm (14 1/2 × 29 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.41163a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Mukashi-banashi Homare Soga
Theater: Nakamura
昔噺誉曽我(むかしばなしほまれそが )
中村
 1864、文久04、02・15

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:子二改
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