Actors Bandô Shûka I as Inuzuka Shino (R); Seki Sanjûrô III as Inukai Genpachi and Ôtani Tomoemon IV as Konaya Bungobei (C); Arashi Kichisaburô III as Inuta Kobungo and Sawamura Chôjûrô V as Yamabayashi Fusahachi (L)

「犬塚信乃」初代坂東しうか 「犬飼現八」三代目関三十郎、「粉なや文五兵衛」四代目大谷友右衛門 「犬田小文吾」三代目嵐吉三郎、「山林房八」五代目沢村長十郎

Japanese
Edo period
1852 (Kaei 5), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyûdô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #109

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.6 x 73.9 cm (14 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.29250-2

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.29250 (right), 11.29251 (center), 11.29252 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.29250-2, 11.44047a-c

Play: Satomi Hakkenden
Theater: Ichimura
里見八犬伝(さとみはっけんでん)
 市村

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censors' seals: Hama, Magome
No blockcutter's mark
改印:浜、馬込
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: August 3, 1911)

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