Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Jirai Tarô (R), Ichikawa Kodanji IV as Tennichibô (C), and Iwai Shijaku II as Hitomaru Oroku (L)

「地雷太郎 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「天日坊 市川小団次」(四代目) 「人丸お六 岩井紫若」(二代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1865 (Genji 2/Keiô 1), 4th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen), Blockcutter Watanabe Eizô (Hori Ei) (Japanese, 1833–1901)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41719a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Kunichika ga (on each sheet)

国周画

Markings

Censor's seal: Ox 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Ei

改印:丑四改
彫師:彫栄

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