Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Jinbei's Daughter (Musume) Oshio, Nakamura Shikan IV as Jinriki Tamigorô (R), Sawamura Tosshô II as Mitsushima Samon (C), and Ôtani Tomoemon V as Shirataki Yokichi (L)

「甚兵衛娘おしほ 坂東三津五郎」(六代目)、「神力民五郎 中村芝翫」(四代目) 「三つ嶋左門 沢村訥升」(二代目) 「白滝与吉 大谷友右衛門」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 10th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Iseya Rihei (Kinjudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41755a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41574a-b (two left sheets only), 11.41755a-c (complete triptych)

Play: Mure Kiyotaki Hiiki no Seiriki
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Sugawa ...

改印:卯十改
彫師:

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