Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Hayano Kanpei (R), Onoe Kikugorô III as Okaru (C), and Ichimura Uzaemon XII as Horibe Yajibei (L)

「早の勘平 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「おかる 尾上菊五郎」(二代目)  「堀部弥次兵衛 市村羽左衛門」(十二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1835 (Tenpô 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kuniyoshi Project db

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.5 x 76.2 cm (14 3/8 x 30 in.)

Accession Number

11.28772-4

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 11.28772 (center), 11.28773 (right), 11.28774 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.28772-4, 11.38515a-c

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

Signed

Ichiyûsai Kuniyoshi ga (on each sheet)
一勇斎国芳画

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