Actors Nakamura Kanjaku III as Sasaki's Mother (Haha) Bimyô (R), Nakamura Shikan IV as Wada Hyôe (C), and Bandô Hikosaburô V as Sasaki Moritsuna (L)

「佐々木母微妙 中村翫雀」(三代目) 「 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「佐々木盛綱 坂東彦三郎」(五代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1873 (Meiji 6), June
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waseda db 100-5575 (R), 100-5576 (C), 100-5577 (L)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych

Accession Number

11.41706a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Ômi Genji Senjin Yakata
Theater: Morita

Signed

Toyohara Kunichika hitsu (on right and left sheets)

豊原国周筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Chicken 6
No blockcutter's mark

改印:酉六
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