Actors Ichikawa Kuzô III as Hachimantarô (R), Ôtani Tomoemon V as Abe no Sadatô (C), and Nakamura Shikan IV as Abe no Munetô (L)

「八幡太郎 市川九蔵」(三代目)  「安部貞任 大谷友右エ門」(五代目) 「安部宗任 中村芝翫」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41794a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on right and left sheets)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Matsushima Hori Masa

改印:丑七改
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