Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Hunter Nagohei (R), Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Yukie Koorinosuke (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Nagohei's Wife (Nyôbô) Osen (L)

「猟人名古平 市川小団次」(四代目)  「雪枝小織之助 市村羽左衛門」(四代目)  「名古平女房お仙 尾上菊二郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Asakura Hori Man (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 101-0470 (R), 101-0471 (C), 101-0472 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41799a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.41759a-c, 11.41799a-c

Play: Soga Moyô Tateshi no Goshozome
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Asakura Hori Man (on right sheet)

改印:子二改
彫師:朝倉彫万

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