Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Karaki Masaemon (R), Ichimura Kakitsu IV (=Ichimura Uzaemon XIII) as Honda Naiki (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Wada Shizuma (L)

「唐木政右衛門 市川小団次」(四代目)  「誉田内記 市村家橘」(十三代目市村羽左衛門)  「和田志津馬 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1862 (Bunkyû 2), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.2 × 74.3 cm (14 1/4 × 29 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41153a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)
芳幾画

Markings

Censor's seal: Dog 5 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa
改印:戌五改
彫師:松島彫政

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