Actors Iwai Hanshirô VIII as Usami, Nakamura Sôjûrô as Jûrô Sukenari (R), Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Kudô Suketsune (C), Ichikawa Sadanji I as Gorô Tokimune, and Iwai Komurasaki III as Kusumi (R)

「宇佐美 岩井半四郎」(八代目)、「十郎祐成 中村宗十郎」   「工藤祐経 市川団十郎」(九代目)  「五郎時宗 市川左団次」(初代)、「久須美 岩井小紫」(三代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1881 (Meiji 14), 6th month (?)
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Uemura Seizaemon (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41758a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Youchi Soga Kariba no Akebono (?)
Theater: Shintomi (?)

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)
豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Meiji ... (illegible)
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Hei
改印:
彫師:彫工平

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