Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Wakokubashi no Tôji (L), Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Takemon no Tora (C), and Sawamura Tosshô II as Kôjirô (R)

「三題咄高座新作」 「和国ばしの藤次 市川小団次」(四代目)   「竹もんの虎 市村家橘」(四代目)   「幸次郎 沢村訥升」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Yoshiiku (Japanese, 1833–1904), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5952 (R), 100-5953 (C), 100-5954 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.3 × 71.7 cm (13 7/8 × 28 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.41156a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (second feature): Sandai Banashi Kôza no Shinsaku
Play (main feature): Chô Chidori Suma no Kumiuchi
Theater: Ichimura
三題咄高座新作(さんだいばなしこうざのしんさく)
蝶千鳥須磨組討(ちょうちどりすまのくみうち)
市村、二番目
 1863、文久03

Signed

Yoshiiku ga (on each sheet)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 2 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Koma aratame Hori Tashichi
改印:亥二改
彫師:駒改彫多七

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