Actors Fujikawa Kayû III as the Widow (Kôshitsu) Kaoyo (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô VIII as Shikama Takubei (C), and Bandô Shûka I as Koshimoto Okaru (L)

「後室かほ世」三代目藤川花友 「しかま宅兵衛」八代目市川団十郎 「こし元おかる」初代坂東しうか

Japanese
Edo period
1851 (Kaei 4), 2nd month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 74.6 cm (14 x 29 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.43996a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
市村
 1851、嘉永04、02・24

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on right sheet); center sheet unsigned; Ichiyôsai Toyokuni ga (on left sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠) 一陽斎豊国画

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: 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