Actors Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Dôroku (C) and Ichikawa Kuzô III as Sanpei (L), in Sarayashiki keshô no sugatami

「皿屋敷化粧姿視」 「洞六 市村羽左衛門」(十三代目)  「三平 市川九蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 6th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kagiya Shôbei (Japanese), Blockcutter Ôta Komakichi (Hori Koma, Hori Tashichi) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41790a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Sarayashiki Keshô no Sugatami
Theater: Ichimura
皿屋敷化粧姿視(さらやしきけしょうのすがたみ)
 市村

Signed

Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche (on center and left sheets)
国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 6 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ôta Tashichi (on left sheet only)
改印:亥六改
彫師:彫太田多七

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