Actors Ichikawa Kuzô III as Hachimantarô Yoshiie (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Abe no Munetô (C), Ôtani Tomoemon V as Sodehagi, and Bandô Matsujirô as the Daughter (Musume) Okimi (L)

「八幡太郎義家 市川九蔵」(三代目)、「安部宗任 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「袖はぎ 大谷友右衛門」(五代目)、「娘おきみ 坂東松次郎」

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 8th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Matsushima Masakichi (Hori Masa) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38982a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.38761a-c, 11.38982a-c

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 8 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Masa (on right sheet), Hori Masa (on left and center sheets)

改印:丑八改
彫師:彫工政 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