Actors Nakamura Noshio II as Tonase (R), Bando Hikosaburô III as Yuranosuke (C), and Segawa Kikunojô III as Oishi (L)
二代目中村野塩のとなせ 三代目坂東彦三郎の由良之助 三代目瀬川菊之丞のおいし
Clark et al., The Actor's Image (1994), #689 and cat. no. 132 (R only); Ukiyo-e taikei 3 (1976), #s 197 (L) and 198 (R); Ukiyo-e taisei 8 (1931), #228 (C) and 229 (R); Ukiyo-e zenshô 5 (1957), fig. 76 (R)
Vertical ôban triptych; 38.1 x 73.7 cm (15 x 29 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Triptych: 21.7314 (right), 21.7315 (center), 21.7316 (left)
MFA impressions: 11.22301 (center sheet only), 21.7314-6 (complete triptych)
Probably matted and photographed out of order; the group is usually arranged with the female characters leaning in rather than out. However, they could also be enjoyed individually or combined with other actor portraits from the same production.
Play: Kanadehon Chûshingura
Shun'ei ga (on each sheet)
No censor's seal
Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; 1913 purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection