Actors Bandô Mitsugorô VI as Kiichi Hôgen (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as the Footman (Yakko) Chienai (C), and Sawamura Tanosuke III as the Retainer (Shimobe) Torazô (L)

「坂東三津五郎 鬼一法眼」(六代目坂東三津五郎)  「河原崎権十郎 奴智恵内」(初代河原崎権十郎)  「沢村田之助 下部寅蔵」(三代目沢村田之助)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th month
Artist Chikuyôdô (Japanese, active 1860s), Publisher Kakumotoya Kinjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73.1 cm (14 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.36947a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kiichi Hôgen Sanryaku no Maki
 鬼一法眼三略巻(きいちほうげんさんりゃくのまき)

Signed

Chikuyôdô ga (on each sheet)
竹葉堂画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Katada Hori Chô
改印:亥十改
彫師:片田彫長

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