Actors, from right: Arashi Kichisaburô III as Ono Sadakurô, Nakamura Nakasuke II as Yoichibei, Arashi Rinshi I as Senzaki Yagorô, and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Hayano Kanpei, in Act V of Kanadehon Chûshingura

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 五」 「斧定九郎 嵐吉三郎」(三代目)  「与市兵へ 中むら仲介」(二代目)、「千崎弥五郎 嵐鱗子」(初代)、「早の勘平 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1860 (Ansei 7/Man'en 1), 3rd month


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 112; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 5 (2005), #049

Dimensions

Vertical chûban diptych; 24.3 x 36.6 cm (9 9/16 x 14 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.36089a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Naka
仮名手本忠臣蔵
 中

Signed

Yoshitaki ga (on each sheet)
芳瀧画

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