Actors Iwai Kumesaburô III as Koshimoto Okaru (R), Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Hayano Kanpei (C), and Bandô Muraemon I as Sagisaka Bannai (L)

「こし元おかる」三代目岩井粂三郎 「早の勘平」初代河原崎権十郎 「鷺坂伴内」初代坂東村右衛門

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 9th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Publisher Iseyoshi (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.4 x 76.1 cm (14 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44232a-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): Michiyuki Tabiji no Hanamuko
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Theater: Ichimura
道行 旅路の花聟(たびじのはなむこ) 清元
仮名手本忠臣蔵(かなでほんちゅうしんぐら)
市村、三段目
 1859、安政06

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (on each sheet)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 9 aratame
No blockcutter's mark
改印:未九改
彫師:なし

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