Actors Iwai Hanshirô VI as Kaoyo (R), Ichikawa Ebizô V as Shikama Takubei (C), and Onoe Kikugorô III as Okaru (L)

「かほよ 岩井半四郎」(六代目) 「鹿間宅兵衛 市川海老蔵」(五代目) 「おかる 尾上菊五郎」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1833 (Tenpô 4), 3rd month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Takeuchi Magohachi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.8 x 74.2 cm (14 1/8 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.43432a-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: *11.29931 (right sheet only; deaccessioned in 2012), 11.43432a-c (complete triptych)

Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Kawarazaki
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
河原崎
 1833、天保04、03・09

Signed

Gototei Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
五渡亭国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

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