Actors Kawarazaki Gonjurô I as Yokozô, actually (jitsu wa) Yamamoto Kansuke, and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Jihizô, actually Naoe Yamashiro

「横蔵実ハ山本勘助 河原崎権十郎」(初代) 「慈悲蔵実ハ直江山城 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Edo period
1863 (Bunkyû 3), 7th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsujiokaya Bunsuke (Kinshôdô) (Japanese), Blockcutter Uemura Yasugorô (Hori Yasu) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

TML db M144-014-01(01) , (02), (03) (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

11.16437

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych; 11.16436 is the right sheet.

Play: Ono no Tôfû Aoyagi Suzuri
Theater: Nakamura

Signed

Ichiô Kunichika ga, in toshidama cartouche

一鴬国周画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: Boar 7 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Uemura Hori Yasu

改印:亥七改
彫師:上邑彫安

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: August 3, 1911)

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