Actors Kataoka Gadô II as Shimizu Kanja Yoshitaka (R), Nakamura Tsuruzô I as the Ascetic Priest Tochibô (Shugenja Tochibô Hôin) (C), and Iwai Kumesaburô III as Tokimasa's Daughter (Sokujo) Tatsuhime (L)

「清水冠者義高」二代目片岡我童  「修験者栃坊法印」初代中村鶴蔵  「時政息女辰姫」三代目岩井粂三郎

Japanese
Edo period
1856 (Ansei 3), 4th month


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 76.4 cm (14 3/16 x 30 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.44220a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hitokanade Kodakara Soga
Theater: Nakamura
一曲奏子宝曽我(ひとかなでこだからそが)
中村
 1856、安政03

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Dragon 4
Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Yasujirô (?)
改印:改、辰四
彫師:

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