Actors Kataoka Gatô II as the tabacconist Sankichi and Mimasu Baisha I as Yozahei (R); Arashi Rikan III as Yamagataya Gihei and Kataoka Tsuchinosuke I as the sister (C); Kataoka Hidetarô I as the brother and Ichikawa Dannosuke V as the maid Osetsu (L)

「けいせい染分手綱」 「たはこや三吉 片岡我童」(二代目)、「与三兵衛 三枡梅舎」(初代)  「山形や儀兵衛 嵐璃寛」(三代目)、「姉娘 片岡槌之介」(初代)  「弟 片岡秀太郎」(初代)、「下女おせつ 市川団之介」(五代目)

Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 1st month
Artist Ichiryûtei Toyohide (Japanese, active 1839–1863)

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 117; Ikeda bunko, Kamigata yakusha-e shûsei, vol. 3 (2001), #221


Vertical chûban triptych; 25.1 x 53.8 cm (9 7/8 x 21 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Triptych: 11.35244 (right), 11.35245 (center), 11.35246 (left)

MFA impressions: 11.35241-3, 11.35244-6

Play: Keisei tazuna no jinji
Theater: Kado


Toyohide ga (on R sheet), Toyohide (on L and C sheets)
豊秀画 豊秀


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 – d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[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