Actors Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the Little Fox (Kogitsune) Reiza (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Nippondaemon (C), and Onoe Kikujirô II as Funadama Osai (L)

「小狐礼三 市村家橘」(四代目)  「二本駄右衞門 市川小団次」(四代目)  「舟玉おさい 尾上菊次郎」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1864 (Bunkyû 4/Genji 1), 10th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Maruya Tetsujirô (Enjudô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

00.923, 00.924, 00.1076

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych: 00.923 (right), 00.924 (center), 00.1076 (left)

MFA impressions: 00.923VR (00.923, 00.924, 00.1076), 11.38750a-c

Play: Koharu Nagi Okitsu Shiranami
Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunisada ga (on each sheet)

国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Rat 10 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right and center sheets), Katada Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:子十改
彫師:彫長 片田彫長

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