Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Minamoto Tennichibô, Actually Shimizu Yoshitaka (R), Bandô Kamezô I as Ôe Inabanosuke Hiromoto (C), and Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Takegawa Iganosuke (L)

「源天日坊 実ハ清水義高 市川小団次」(四代目)  「大江因幡之助広元 坂東亀蔵」 (初代)  「竹川伊賀の助 河原崎権十郎」(初代)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-7356 (R), 100-7356 (C), 100-7356 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38741a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Yoshitaka Shima Chibiki no Aminote
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei (on right and center sheets)

改印:丑四改
彫師:彫栄

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