Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Kôkô Tabako no Sankichi (R), Iwai Kumesaburô III as Oume, Daughter of the Chigiriya (Chigiriya musume Oume) (C), and Kataoka Gadô II as Yamagataya Gihei (L)
「孝行たばこノ三吉」四代目市川小団次 「千切屋娘お梅」三代目岩井粂三郎 「山形屋儀兵衛」二代目片岡我童
Vertical ôban triptych; 38 x 76.4 cm (14 15/16 x 30 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 11.21302 (left), 11.21303 (center), 11.21304 (right)
Play: Hana Butai Banjaku Soga
The casting is not the same as in the actual play, so the print may have been advance publicity.
Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
Censor's seals: aratame, Hare 2
No blockcutter's mark
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection