Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Okaru (R), Ichikawa Danzô VI as Ôboshi Yuranosuke (C), and Ichikawa Kodanji IV as both Ono Kudayû and Teraoka Heiemon (L)

「おかる 市村家橘」(四代目)  「大星由良之助 市川団蔵」(六代目) 「小野九太夫・寺岡平右衛門 市川小団次」(四代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Iseya Tetsujirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Koizumi Kanegorô (Hori Kane) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.917a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)

国貞画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Koizumi Hori Kane (on right sheet), Horikô Kane (on center sheet), Hori Kane (on left sheet)

改印:亥十改
彫師:小泉彫兼、彫工兼、彫兼

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock