Actors Nakamura Shikan IV as Imagawa Ujimoto (R), Sawamura Tanosuke III as Miura Samanosuke (C), and Iwai Shijaku II as Asagiri (L)

「今川氏元 中村芝翫」(四代目)  「三浦左馬之助 沢村田之助」(三代目)  「あさぎり 岩井紫若」(二代目)

Japanese
Meiji era
1870 (Meiji 3), 8th month
Artist Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900), Publisher Tsutaya Kichizô (Kôeidô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 72 cm (14 3/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.44453a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Play: Hazama Gunki Narumi no Kikigaki
Theater: Morita

Signed

Kunichika hitsu (on right and left sheets)

国周筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

改印:なし
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