Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Inuzaka Keno (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Inuta Kobungo (C), and Ichikawa Ichizô III as Yamabayashi Fusahachi (L)

「犬坂毛乃 岩井粂三郎」(三代目)  「犬田小文吾 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「山林房八 市川市蔵」(三代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Publisher Ebiya Rinnosuke (Kaijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Museum, Hakkenden no sekai (2008), #206

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.38755a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play (shosa): Saku ya Kono Hana no Yatsubusa
Play (main feature): Naminori Fune Oto no Yoki Soga
Theater: Morita
所作事 咲梅の八房(さくやこのはなのやつぶさ)
波乗船音善曽我(なみのりふねおとのよきそが)
守田
 1863、癸亥、文久03、01・11

Signed

Baichôrô Kunisada ga (on each sheet)
梅蝶楼国貞画

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 1 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Hori Chô (on right and center sheets), Fuka Hori Chô (on left sheet)
改印:亥正改
彫師:彫長、深彫長

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