Actors Kawarazaki Gonjûrô I as the Otokodate ..., Nakamura Kantarô as the Otokodate ... (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as the Otokodate ... (C), Ichikawa Beishô as the Otokodate ..., and Ichikawa Kuzô III as the Otokodate ... (L)

「男達 河原崎権十郎」、「男達 中村翫太郎」  「男達 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「男達 市川米升」、「男達 市川九蔵」

Japanese
Edo period
1867 (Keiô 3), 2nd month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Kikuya Ichibei (Japanese), Blockcutter Katada Chôjirô (Hori Chô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41850a-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 hitsu (on each sheet)
国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Hare 2 aratame
Blockcutter's marks: Horikô Chô (on right sheet), Katada Hori Chô (on center sheet), ... Hori Chô (on left sheet)

改印:卯弐改
彫師:彫工長 片田彫長 彫長

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