Actors Ichikawa Danzô V as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Amakawaya Gihei (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Gihei's Wife (Nyôbô) Osono (L)

「大星由良之助 市川団蔵」(五代目) 「天川屋儀平 市川海老蔵」(五代目) 「儀平女房おその 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 73.5 cm (14 5/8 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.15104, 11.15778, 11.15779

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.15104 (left), 11.15778 (center), 11.15779 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.15104VR (11.15104, 11.15778, 11.15779), *11.39351 (center sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012)
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
市村
 1833、天保04、08・16

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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