Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as Oda Harunaga (R), Bandô Hikosaburô V as Takechi Mitsuhide (C), and Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Mori no Ranmaru (L)

「尾田春長」初代河原崎権十郎  「武智光秀」五代目坂東彦三郎  「森ノ蘭丸」四代目市村家橘

Japanese
Edo period
1866 (Keiô 2), 11th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Yorozuya Zentarô (Manzen)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41738a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Date seal lacks month.

Theater: Ichimura

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on each sheet)

国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Tiger ... aratame (section for month left blank)
No blockcutter's mark

改印:寅 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