Actors Ichikawa Ebizô V as Minamoto no Yoshitsune (R), Nakamura Shikan II as Kumagai Naozane (C), and Yamashita Kinsaku IV as His Wife (Nyôbô) Sagami (L)

「源ノ義経 市川海老蔵」(五代目)  「熊ヶ谷直実 中村芝翫」(二代目)  「女房さがみ 山下金作」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 7th month
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Kawaguchiya Chôzô (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.7 x 77.3 cm (14 7/16 x 30 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.38547a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ichinotani Futaba Gunki
Theater: Nakamura
一谷嫩軍記(いちのたにふたばぐんき)
中村
天保04 (1833)・07・29

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: 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